Unicoi County

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Unicoi County is named for the Native American word for the southern Appalachian Mountains, which means “white or fog-draped”.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Washington County and Carter County

E – Carter CountyMitchell County, North Carolina and Yancey County, North Carolina

S – Madison County, North Carolina

W – Greene County and Washington County


Created:  March 23, 1875                       Map of Tennessee highlighting Unicoi County

County Seat: 

Erwin  1875 – present


County Courthouse – Erwin  


Location:  100 North Main Avenue / Gay Street

Built:  1974 – 1976

Style:  Modern

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 building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Erwin. 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 the two story red colored brick Courthouse Annex.


See:  The architect, Hart-Freeland-Roberts, Inc. of Nashville and Jackson, designed courthouses in Benton County, Henderson County and Lawrence County.


History:  The first court met in the Old North Indian Creek Baptist Church in 1876. The church was a log structure built in 1822 at Tucker Street and Church Street in Erwin. The first courthouse was a two story brick structure erected in 1876 to 1878. The second courthouse was constructed in 1915. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1974 to 1976.




County Courthouse – Erwin






















County Courthouse Annex – Erwin




Photos taken 2012 and 2014