Union County

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Union County is named for either its creation from parts of five counties or to memorialize East Tennessee’s support for the Union.


Created:  January 3, 1850

County Seat: 

Maynardville  1850 – present


County Courthouse – Maynardville  


Location:  901 Main Street / Monroe Street

Built:  1971 – 1973

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Martin J Lide of Birmingham, Alabama

Contractor:  Mullins Construction Company


Description:  The building faces southeast and is a three story white colored concrete structure. The building is located in the center of the city. The southeast front has steps up to the second story entrance which projects from the building. On the west side the building projects in the center. The roof line is flat. To the west is the Office of the Clerk in a low brick structure.


Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1900. The building burned in 1969.


See:  The architect,  Martin J Lide of Birmingham, designed courthouses in Alabama in Blount County,, Marshall County, Saint Clair County, Tallapoosa County and Wilcox County and in Tennessee in Anderson County, Grainger County, Roane County and White County.



N – Campbell County and Claiborne County

E – Grainger County

S – Knox County

W – Anderson County and Campbell County





County Courthouse













Office of the Clerk




Photos taken 2012