Maury County

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Maury

Maury County is named for Abram Poindexter Maury, who was a Tennessee State legislator.

 

Created:  November 16, 1807

County Seat: 

Columbia  1807 – present

 

County Courthouse – Columbia 

 

Location:  41 Public Square / 7th Street

Built:  1904 – 1906

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  John Edwin Ruthven Carpenter of Carpenter and Blair of New York, New York

Contractor:  Hugger Brothers

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story gray colored stone and concrete structure. The building is located on the landscaped grounds of Courthouse Square in the center of the city. The west and east sides have porticoes with four columns rising from the second to third stories with pediment above. A wide cornice runs below the roof line. On the center of the roof is a square high clock tower rising to a dome with clock and high spire. The courtrooms are located on the second and third stories. The building was renovated in 1972  to 1973. The architect was Howard, Neilsin, Lyne, Batey & O’Brien Inc. of Nashville and the contractor was L E Kikk & Son of Columbia.

 

Note:  The first court met at the log home of Colonel Joseph Brown in 1808 south of Columbia. The first courthouse was a brick structure built in Columbia in 1809. The second courthouse was built in 1944 to 1846. The cost of construction of the third and present courthouse was $120,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Williamson County

E – Marshall County

S – Giles County and Lawrence County

W – Lewis County and Hickman County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2018