Hardin County

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Hardin

Hardin County is named for Joseph Hardin, who was a legislator of the Southwest Territory and State of Franklin.

 

Created:  November 13, 1819

County Seat:  

Savannah  1819 – present

 

County Courthouse – Savannah  

 

Location:  465 Main Street / William Street

Built:  1949 – 1950

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  Joseph Holman and Thomas Marr of Nashville

Contractor:  Daniel Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north front has a large portico supported by four tall columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There are dormer windows along the hipped roof. On the center of the roof is a high square cupola with weather vain at the top.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by R A Heavner and H T McGee and constructed in 1905. The building was destroyed by fire in 1949.

 

See:  The architect, Joseph Holman and Thomas Marr of Nashville, designed courthouses in Bedford County, Franklin CountyLauderdale County, Madison County, McNairy County, Obion County, Pickett CountySumner County and Weakley County. They also designed the Tennessee Supreme Court in Nashville.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Henderson County and Decatur County

E – Wayne County

S – Lauderdale County, Alabama and Tishomingo County, Mississippi

W – McNairy County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2012