Hickman County is named for Edward Hickman, who was a long hunter killed by Native Americans near Centerville.
Created: December 3, 1807
Vernon 1807 – 1823
Centerville 1823 – present
County Courthouse – Centerville
Location: NE – Linden Road / Church Street
Built: 1925 – 1926
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Tisdale, Pinson & Stone of Nashville
Contractor: G B Howard & Company of Nashville
Description: The building faces west and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The rectangular building is located on landscaped grounds of Courthouse Square in the center of the city. There are framed windows, The roof line is flat. The former courtroom on the second story is now vacant and will be developed into a history center..
See: The architect, Tisdale, Pinson & Stone of Nashville, also designed the courthouse in Jackson County.
Note: The first courthouse was a log structure built in Vernon. In 1823, the building was moved to Centerville. The second courthouse was built in 1845 and the interior was rebuilt in 1867 at a cost of $10,000 after a fire in 1864 during the Civil War. The building was demolished to make room for the third and present courthouse.
County Justice Center – Centerville
Location: 104 College Avenue / East Hackberry Street
Built: 1996 – 1998
Architect: TLM Associates of Jackson
Contractor: Gilliam, Inc. of Centerville
Description: The building faces southwest and is a one story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds on the northern edge of the center of the city. The southwest front has a rounded section with columns, green colored roof and glass entrances. The rest of the building is red colored brick with a flat roof line. The courtroom is located in the center of the building.
County Administration – Centerville
Location: 114 North Central Avenue / East Hackberry Street
Description: The building faces west and is a one story structure. The building is located in the center of the city to the north of the courthouse. The center section has glass panels and the roof line is flat.
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County Justice Center
Photos taken 2012 and 2018