Hawkins County

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Hawkins

Hawkins County is named for Benjamin Hawkins, who was a United States Senator.

 

Created:  November 18, 1786

County Seat: 

Rogersville  1786 – present

 

County Courthouse – Rogersville  

 

Location:  100 East Main Street / Depot Street

Built:  1836 – 1837

Style:  Jeffersonian

Architect:  John Dameron

Contractor:  John Dameron

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city and forms a “T” shape with an east west wing on the south side. The north front has a large porch with four white colored columns rising to a pediment with a tiered cupola above with green colored roof. The roof is sloped. An addition was added in 1870 and the building was remodeled in 1929. The architect was Allen N Dryden and the contractor was E S Glover. On the east side is a large two story red colored brick addition added in 1999. The architect was The Moore Group Architects of Kingsport and the contractor was Barker Building Company of Kingsport.

 

Note:  The courthouse is the oldest courthouse in Tennessee still in service.

 

See:  The courthouse is one of six remaining working Antebellum courthouses in Tennessee located in Carter CountyDickson County, Jefferson CountyRutherford County and Williamson County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Hancock County and  Scott County, Virginia

E – Sullivan County, Washington County and Greene County

S – Greene County and Hamblen County

W – Grainger County and Hancock County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Courthouse Annex

 

 

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Photos taken 2012