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Visit Lee County and the Lee County Historic Courthouse

Location: 5 Main Street / Church Street
Built: 1933 – 1934
Style: Neo-Classical
Architect: D R Beeson
Contractor: V L Nicholson & Company of Tennessee

Description: The building faces north and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Jonesville. The north front has a portico with four columns rising to a wide header at the roof line. There is a small portico on the east side. A wide belt runs below the roof line with a cornice. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County Circuit Court, Count General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of the 30th Judicial Circuit. An addition was constructed on the west side in 1978. The addition descends the slope to the west. The architect was Beeson, Lusk & Jones and the contractor was Bob Smith Construction Company.

History: The county was created in 1792 and Jonesville was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was erected on the lands of Frederick Jones in Jonesville in 1794. The courthouse was burned in 1863 during the Civil War. The second courthouse was a two story structure built in 1865. The courthouse was destroyed by fire on February 13, 1933. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1933 to 1934.


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