Hancock County

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Hancock County is named for John Hancock, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and who lived from 1737 to 1793.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Lee County, Virginia and Scott County, Virginia

E – Hawkins County

S – Hawkins County and  Grainger County

W – Claiborne County


Created:  January 7, 1844                      Map of Tennessee highlighting Hancock County

County Seat: 

Sneedville  1844 – present


County Courthouse – Sneedville  


Location:  1237 Main Street / Court Street

Built:  1930 – 1931

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Allen N Dryden

Contractor:  Emory Construction Company


Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story red colored brick and concrete  structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Sneedville. The southeast front has a large porch with four columns rising to a header at the roof line. The entrance is framed with stone and with a small pediment above. A horizontal cornice runs below the roof line. The roof line is flat. Renovations were done in 2006. The architect was Vaughan and Melton and the contractor was Tri-Angle Contractors, Inc.




County Courthouse – Sneedville



















Photos taken 2012