McMinn County

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McMinn

McMinn County is named for Joseph McMinn, who was a Governor of Tennessee.

 

Created:  November 13, 1819

County Seat: 

Athens  1819 – present

 

County Courthouse – Athens  

 

Location:  6 East Madison Avenue / White Street

Built:  1964 – 1966

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  Galloway and Guthrie of Knoxville

Contractor:  Webb Brothers

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red-orange colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The south front has a large portico with six white colored columns rising to a wide pediment with circular at the roof line. The base of the building is stone. A wide horizontal belt runs below the roof line. On the center of the roof is a square tiered white colored cupola with clock and octagonal cupola at the top. The roof is sloped.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Alexander C Bruce of Knoxville and constructed by Thomas & Webb in 1875. The building was destroyed by fire in 1964.

 

County Justice Center – Athens  

 

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Location:  1319 South White Street / Davidson Road

Built:  2012 – 2014

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Cope Architecture of Knoxville

Contractor:  Rouse Construction Company of Knoxville

 

Description:  The building faces south and

Built in 2012, the modern building is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building faces west and was completed in 2014. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the south of the center of the city. On the northwest corner is the projecting entrance section with six white colored columns and recessed glass walls. Above is a small pediment. Along the north and west sides are raised section with white colored columns and recessed glass walls. The courtrooms are located along the hallway.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Roane County and Loudon County

E – Monroe County

S – Polk County and Bradley County

W – Meigs County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Justice Center

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2018