Monroe County

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Monroe

Monroe County is named for James Monroe, who was the fifth President of the United States from 1817 to 1825.

 

Created:  November 13, 1819

County Seat: 

Madisonville  1819 – present

 

County Courthouse – Madisonville  

 

Location:  105 College Street / Main Street

Built:  1892 – 1893

Style:  Romanesque and Italianate

Architect:  Baumann Brothers and Company of Knoxville

Contractor:  Gaylon Seldon Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story dark red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The south front has a one story red colored brick porch with balcony on the second story. A large square clock tower rises above the entrance with clock at the top. The first story windows are arched. A wing projects on the west side. The roof is hipped.

 

See:  The architect, Baumann Brothers of Knoxville, designed courthouses in Blount County and Washington County.

 

Note:  The first court met at the home of William Dickson in 1820. The first courthouse was built in 18222 and the second courthouse was a brick structure. The third courthouse was built in 1868. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $16,475.

 

County Justice Center – Madisonville  

 

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Location:  1

Built:  2017 – 2019

Style:  Modern

Architect:  B

Contractor:  *

 

Description:  The building faces north and

 

County Judicial Building – Madisonville  

 

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Location:  403 Tellico Street / Hickory Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a one story buff colored clad siding structure. The building is located to the north of the courthouse in the center of the city and is rectangular and the roof line is sloped. The building is located north of the courthouse and is named as the R Beecher Witt Judicial Building.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Loudon County and Blount County

E – Graham County, North Carolina

S – Cherokee County, North Carolina and Polk County

W – McMinn County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Justice Center

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2018