Lawrence County

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Lawrence

Lawrence County is named for James Lawrence, who was a United States naval officer.

 

Created:  October 21, 1817

County Seat:  

Lawrenceburg  1817 – present

 

County Courthouse – Lawrenceburg  

 

Location:  240 West Gaines Street / Perry Boulevard

Built:  1973 – 1974

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Hart-Freeland-Roberts, Inc. of Nashville and Jackson

Contractor:  Shepherd Construction Company of Nashville

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story glass and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. There are numerous pillars with recessed glass paneled walls. At the southeast corner is a high square clock tower. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located on the second story.

 

Note:  In 1821 a courthouse was constructed and additions added in 1847 and 1850. The previous courthouse was designed by Walter Chamberlin & Company and constructed by M T Lewman in 1905.

 

See:  The architect, Hart-Freeland-Roberts, Inc. of Nashville and Jackson, designed courthouses in Benton County, Henderson County and Unicoi County.

 

County Administration – Lawrenceburg  

 

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Location:  200 West Gaines Street / Perry Boulevard

Built:  1973 – 1974

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The south and west sides have large porticoes supported by four columns rising to pediments at the roof level. The roof is hipped. The building is named as the Lawrence County Administrative Center. Formerly a bank building, the building was renovated in 2008. The architect was Lambert Ezell Durham Architecture – Interior Design and the contractor was Thompson-Fisher, Inc.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lewis County and Maury County

E – Giles County

S – Lauderdale County, Alabama

W – Wayne County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Plaque 1905 Courthouse

 

 

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County Administration

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2018