Sequatchie County is named for the Cherokee word which means “opossum” or “he grins or runs”.
Created: December 9, 1857
Dunlap 1857 – present
County Courthouse – Dunlap
Location: 307 Cherry Street / Elm Street
Built: 1911 – 1912
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: W K Brown & Brother
Contractor: W K Brown & Brother
Description: The building faces south and is a two story red 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 four white colored columns rising to the roof line. The entrance is arched with a large fanlight. The courtroom is located on the east side of the second story. An addition was built on the east side. On the west side is a small portico.
See: The architect and contractor, W K Brown & Brother, who was a brick contractor, also designed and constructed the courthouse in Bledsoe County.
County Justice Center – Dunlap
Location: 351A Fredonia Road / Hill Circle
Built: 1999 – 2000
Architect: TWH Architects, Inc.
Contractor: C & I Specialty Company
Description: The building faces north and is a one story red brick structure. The building is located on spacious grounds at the north edge of the center of the city. The north center sections raised and has three spaces between vertical dividers. The roof line is flat.
E – Bledsoe County
S – Hamilton County
County Justice Center
Photos taken 2012 and 2018