Lincoln County is named for Benjamin Lincoln, who was the United States Secretary of War.
Created: November 14, 1809
Fayetteville 1809 – present
County Courthouse – Fayetteville
Location: 112 Main Avenue / Market Street
Built: 1969 – 1971
Style: Colonial Revival
Architect: Morton-Carter Associates of Nashville
Contractor: Shepherd Construction Company of Nashville, I C Thomason & Associates, Inc. and Culver B Dozier
Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The center section projects from the main building and has a balustrade along the roof line. On the center of the roof is a square tiered cupola with clock and small green dome at the top. The two courtrooms are located on the second story.
Note: The first court met at the home of Brice Garner in 1809. The first courthouse was a log cabin built on Courthouse Square in 1811. The second courthouse was a brick structure built in 1815. The third courthouse was an Italianate structure designed by W J Davidson and constructed by W T Moyers, J A Albright and W E Turley in 1873. During construction, the superintendent was Theodore Harris and the stone mason was L Pench & Company.
W – Giles County
Cornerstone 1873 Courthouse
Photos taken 2012 and 2018