Trousdale County is named for William Trousdale, who was a soldier and officer during the Creek War and Mexican-American War, a state senator and Governor of Tennessee.
Created: June 21, 1870
Hartsville 1870 – present
County Courthouse – Hartsville
Location: 200 East Main Street / River Street
Built: 1905 – 1906
Style: Colonial Revival
Architect: W F Winn of Hartsville
Contractor: W F Winn of Hartsville
Description: The building faces north and is a three story dark red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north front has a porch with balcony on the second story. On the center of the roof is a round cupola with gold colored dome. Additions were added on the east and west sides in 1971. .
Note: The first court met in the Hartsville Methodist Church. The first courthouse was a wood structure built in 1874. The building burned in 1900 and the second courthouse was built in 1901. The building was destroyed by fire in 1904. The third courthouse was built by Sam Borum in 1904 but the building burned in 1905. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed on the east side of Court Street opposite its three predecessors.
N – Macon County
E – Smith County
S – Wilson County
W – Sumner County
Photos taken 2012 and 2014