Jefferson County is named for Thomas Jefferson, who was President of the United States from 1801 to 1809.
Created: June 11, 1792
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.
County Justice Center – Dandridge
Location: 765 Justice Center Drive / Epco Drive
Built: 2005 – 2007
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.
E – Cocke County
S – Sevier County
County Justice Center
Photos taken 2012 and 2018