Unicoi County is named for the Native American word for the southern Appalachian Mountains, which means “white or fog-draped”.
Created: March 23, 1875
Erwin 1875 – present
County Courthouse – Erwin
Location: 100 North Main Avenue / Gay Street
Built: 1974 – 1976
Architect: Hart-Freeland-Roberts, Inc. of Nashville and Jackson
Contractor: J I Cornett Construction Company of Elizabethton.
Description: The building faces northwest and is a two story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The northwest front has a concrete porch with seven concrete pillars. A wide concrete band runs along the flat roof line. On the northeast side is an annex.
Note: Previous courthouses were constructed in 1876 and 1915.
S – Madison County, North Carolina
Photos taken 2012 and 2014