Lake County is named for Reelfoot Lake, which is a shallow natural lake in the northwest part of Tennessee.
Created: June 14, 1870
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.
N – Fulton County, Kentucky
S – Dyer County
County Court Clerk Office
Photos taken 2011 and 2018