Loudon County

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Loudon

Loudon County is named for Fort Loudon, which was named for the Earl of Loudon, who led British and American forces during the French and Indian War.

 

Created:  June 2, 1870

County Seat: 

Loudon  1870 – present

 

County Courthouse – Loudon

 

Location:  601 Grove Street / Mulberry Street

Built:  1871 – 1872

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  Alexander C Bruce of Knoxville

Contractor:  J Wesley and Ira Napolean Clarke of Sweetwater

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story dark red-brown colored brick structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The southwest front has an arched entrance on either side, arched windows on the second story and a pediment with circular window at the roof line. There is an east and west wing. On the center of the roof is a square white colored cupola with black colored dome. The roof is hipped. The building was destroyed by fire on April 23, 2019.

 

Note:  The temporary courthouse is the City Hall at 201 Alma Place and Gay Street.

 

Note:  The courthouse is the first and only courthouse and the cost of construction of the courthouse was $14,200.

 

See:  The architect, Alexander C Bruce of Knoxville, designed the courthouse in Hamblen County.

 

County Justice Center – Loudon

 

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Location:  12680 Highway 11 / Sugarland Road

Built:  1974 – 1975

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Barge, Wagoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc. of Knoxville

Contractor:  Vickers Construction Corporation

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the northeast of the center of the city along the Lee Highway. The south front has a central entrance with canopy. The roof line is flat. 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Roane County, Anderson County and Knox County

E – Knox County and Blount County

S – Monroe County and  McMinn County

W – Roane County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Justice Center

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2018