Hickman County

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Hickman County is named for Edward Hickman, who was a long hunter killed by Native Americans near Centerville.

 

Created:  December 3, 1807

County Seat:  

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

 

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Location:  104 College Avenue / East Hackberry Street

Built:  1996 – 1998

Style:  Modern

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

 

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Location:  114 North Central Avenue / East Hackberry Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Humphreys County and Dickson County

E – Williamson County and Maury County

S – Lewis County

W – Perry County and Humphreys County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Former courtroom

 

 

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County Justice Center

 

 

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County Administration

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2018