Moore County

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Moore County is named for William Moore, who was a Tennessee State legislator.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Bedford County

E – Coffee County and Franklin County

S – Lincoln County

W – Lincoln County

 

Created:  December 14, 1871                Map of Tennessee highlighting Moore County

County Seat:  

Lynchburg  1871 – present

 

County Courthouse – Lynchburg  

 

Location:  196 Main Street / Hilies Street

Built:  1885 – 1886

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  P B Parks, John Bobo and W D L Record

Contractor:  S L P Garrett

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Lynchburg and is a rectangular shape with arched entrances on each side. A cornice runs along the roof line. On the center of the roof is a square wood cupola with red colored roof. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building was expanded in 1967 to 1968. The architect was Tom Woodard of Nashville and the contractor was Frank Hise. To the southwest is the old County Jail constructed in 1876.

 

History:  The first court met in the Tolley and Eaton Building in Lynchburg. From 1872 to 1882, the first courthouse was the Grand Hotel owned by Dr. E Y Salmon. The court then met in a church and school until the second and present courthouse was constructed in 1884 to 1885 at a cost of $6,875. The walls of the courthouse are 20 inches thick of brick fired in town and held together with sand and lime. The building was renovated and expanded using matching foundation stone from Fayetteville and brick from Shelbyville.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Lynchburg

 

 

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Old County Jail – Lynchburg

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2018