Jefferson County

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Jefferson

Jefferson County is named for Thomas Jefferson, who was President of the United States from 1801 to 1809.

 

Created:  June 11, 1792

County Seat: 

Dandridge  1792 – present

 

County Courthouse – Dandridge  

 

Location:  202 West Main Street / Middle Alley

Built:  1845 – 1846

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Judge Robert Hynes

Contractor:  Hickman Brothers Construction

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure.  The building is located on sloped landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The south front has four white colored pillars rising to a pediment at the roof line. The corners of the building have white colored wood trim. On the center of the roof is a tiered white colored cupola. The large courtroom is located on the second story and the small courtroom is located on the first story. On the north side is the old two story red colored brick jail.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was brick structure built in 1794. The second and present courthouse is modeled after the  Knox County Courthouse in Knoxville. The courthouse was designed by Judge Robert Hynes and the building committee. The building was built with bricks from McQuistion kiln in East Dandridge. The cost of construction was $6,666.

 

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

 

County Justice Center – Dandridge  

 

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Location:  765 Justice Center Drive / Epco Drive

Built:  2005 – 2007

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Barge, Wagonner, Sumner & Cannon Inc. of Knoxville

Contractor:  Blaine Construction Corporation of Knoxville

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds to the north of the center of the city. The south front has a large concrete portico with four large concrete pillars rising to a wide header with a curved roof section behind. Vertical narrow concrete bands run above the first story windows and along the flat roof line.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Grainger County and Hamblen County

E – Cocke County

S – Sevier County 

W – Sevier County and Knox County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2018