Unicoi County

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Unicoi

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

 

Created:  March 23, 1875

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 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.

 

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

 

Courthouses: 

N – Washington County and Carter County

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

S – Madison County, North Carolina

W – Greene County and Washington County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2014