Tipton County

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Tipton

Tipton County is named for Jacob Tipton, who was killed by Native Americans in 1791 in a conflict over the Northwest Territory, and who was the father of Armistead Blevins who supervised the organization of  Shelby County.

 

Created:  October 29, 1823

County Seat: 

Covington  1823 – present

 

County Courthouse – Covington  

 

Location:  111 West Washington Avenue / South Main Street

Built:  1889 – 1890

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  McDonald Brothers of Louisville, Kentucky

Contractor:  W F Boon and Son

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick structure. The central tower has been removed. The north front has a small porch at the entrance with four white colored columns and above are two stories with vertical windows on the former tower. On either side are projecting sections rising to sloped roofs. The main building has a sloped roof. The building was remodeled in 1928. The building was renovated n 1976 to 1977. The architect was Howard, Nielsen, Thomas, Miller, Aldred, Henry & O’Brien Inc. and the contractor was Mayes-Howard Lumber Company.

 

County Justice Building – Covington  

 

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Location:  220 Highway 51 North / Valley Avenue

Built:  1973 – 1974

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Mahan and Shappley Architects, Inc.

Contractor:  Madewell Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The west front has central recessed entrance with a projecting center section on the first story. A concrete band runs below the flat roof line.

 

County Justice Center – Covington  

 

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Location:  1801 South College Street / Mark Walker Drive

Built:  1996 – 1997

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The east front has a central recessed entrance with four large concrete columns and a large sloped roof above. A wide concrete band runs below the flat roof line.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lauderdale County

E – Haywood County

S – Fayette County and Shelby County

W – Mississippi County, Arkansas and Crittenden County, Arkansas

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011