Washington County

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Washington County is named for George Washington, who was the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797.

 

Created:  November 15, 1777

County Seat: 

Jonesborough  1777 – present

 

County Courthouse – Jonesborough  

 

Location:  100 East Main Street / Cherokee Street

Built:  1912 – 1913

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Baumann Brothers of Knoxville

Contractor:  L A Galyon

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The northwest front has a large portico with four white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There is a small balcony on the second story of the portico. A balustrade runs along the roof line. On the center of the roof is a square white cupola with clock. An addition was built on the southeast side in 1963. The architect was Beeson & Beeson and the contractor was M A Tipton Construction Company. The building was renovated in 1987. The architect was Beeson, Lusk & Street, Inc. and the contractor was Norman Construction Company. .

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed by Jacob Newman and William Fleming in 1847.

 

See:  The architect, Baumann Brothers of Knoxville, designed courthouses in Blount County and Monroe County.

 

County Justice Center – Jonesborough  

 

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Location:  108 West Madison Boulevard / North Cherokee Street

Built:  2007 – 2009

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Ken Ross Architects Inc.

Contractor:  Burwill Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The southeast front has a large central portico with four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. North and south wings extend from the main building and have vertical windows and hipped roofs. On the center of the roof is an octagonal cupola. The building is named as the George P Jaynes Justice Center.

 

County Juvenile Court – Johnson City  

 

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Location:  607 East Myrtle Street / New Street

Built:  2012 – 2013

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Thomas Weems Architects

Contractor:  Armstrong Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a one story red-brown colored brick and concrete structure. The southeast front has a projecting center section with entrance on the west side. The roof line is flat except for the hipped roof on the center part of the building.

 

Note:  There is a courthouse at 128 East Market Street.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Sullivan County

E – Carter County and Unicoi County

S – Unicoi County

W – Greene County and Hawkins County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2014