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Fayette County Courthouse - Somerville, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 35° 14.655 W 089° 21.003
16S E 286173 N 3902661
Quick Description: Built in 1925 to replace the original built in 1876, which burnt down.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 12/26/2016 4:53:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMTPTT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
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Long Description:

County of courthouse: Fayette County
Location of courthouse: US-64 (Fayette St.) & Court St., Somerville

"The Tennessee General Assembly established Fayette County on September 29, 1824, and named it in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette, French General and Statesman and hero of the American Revolution. The county seat, Somerville, was named to honor Lieutenant Robert Somerville, hero of the battle of Tohopeka in Alabama.

"The original Fayette County Courthouse (circa 1876) was destroyed by fire and replaced by the current courthouse in 1925. The replacement was designed by Architect George Mahan, Jr. and built by Contractor Forcum & James Lumber Company." ~ J.L. Ramsaur

Year Built: 1925

Current Use of Building: County Courthouse

Level of Courts: County

Architect: George Mahan, Jr

Dates this building was used to house judicial proceedings: 1925 to present

Physical Address:
16755 U.S. 64, Somerville, TN 38068


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