Lake County

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Lake

Lake County is named for Reelfoot Lake, which is a shallow natural lake in the northwest part of Tennessee.

 

Created:  June 14, 1870

County Seat: 

Tiptonville  1870 – present

 

County Courthouse – Tiptonville 

 

Location:  116 South Court Street / Church Street

Built:  1935 – 1936

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  H J McGuire and Company of Memphis

Contractor:  H J McGuire and Company of Memphis

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and wood structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city.The north front has a large porch with four high white colored columns supporting a header at the roof line. The recessed entrance is framed with white colored wood. There are bay-windows on the east and west sides. The roof is sloped. The courtroom is located on the second story. The construction was a remodel of the 1904 courthouse. Fire damaged the building in 1989. A one story addition was constructed on the south side. The County Court Clerk Office is located across the street on the east side of the building.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1904.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Fulton County, Kentucky

E – Obion County and Dyer County

S – Dyer County

W – Pemiscot County, Missouri and New Madrid County, Missouri

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Court Clerk Office

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2018