Weakley County

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Weakley

Weakley County is named for Robert Weakley, who was a United States Representative in Congress.

 

Created:  October 21, 1823

County Seat: 

Dresden  1825 – present

 

County Courthouse – Dresden  

 

Location:  116 West Main Street / North Wilson Street

Built:  1949 – 1951

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Joseph Holman and Thomas Marr of Nashville

Contractor:  Seth E Giem & Associates

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story gray colored limestone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The central entrance on the first story is framed with stone. Square windows run along the first story. Recessed vertical windows are on the second and third stories. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1855 and enlarged in 1911. The building was destroyed by fire in 1948.

 

See:  The architect, Joseph Holman and Thomas Marr of Nashville, designed courthouses in Bedford County, Franklin County, Hardin CountyLauderdale County, Madison County, McNairy County, Obion County, Pickett County and Sumner County. They also designed the Tennessee Supreme Court in Nashville.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Graves County, Kentucky

E – Henry County

S – Carroll County and Gibson County

W – Obion County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2011