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Campbell County

Campbell County is named for Arthur Campbell, who was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses and who was a negotiator of Indian treaties.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – McCreary County, Kentucky and Whitley County. Kentucky

E – Claiborne County and Union County 

S – Anderson County

W – Scott County

Created:  September 11, 1806               Map of Tennessee highlighting Campbell County

County Seat: 

Jacksboro  1806 – present

County Courthouse – Jacksboro  

Location:  570 Main Street / Kentucky Street

Built:  1926 – 1927

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  R F Graf and Sons

Contractor:  Helms and Willis

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete  structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Jacksboro. The south front has a large portico with four columns rising to a wide header at the roof line. The recessed entrance has a small balcony above on the second story. A wide black colored belt runs below the roof line. The building houses the County Circuit Court, County Chancery Court, County Criminal Court and County General Sessions Court of the 8th Judicial District. On the west side is a one story addition constructed in 1964. The architect was Cury & Associates and the contractor was Pennington & McKebee. On the north side is the County Justice Center which was expanded. The architects were Michael Brady Inc. and Treanor Architects.

 

County Justice Center – Jacksboro  

Location:  570 Main Street / Kentucky Street

Built:  2013 – 2015

Style:  Modern

Architect:  MBI Inc.(Michael Brady Inc.) and Treanor Architects

Contractor:  Merit Construction of Knoxville

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Jacksboro along the north side of the courthouse. The entrance is recessed with glass walls. The roof line is flat. In the interior are two courtrooms. The building houses the County Circuit Court, County Chancery Court, County Criminal Court, County General Sessions Court and County Juvenile Court of the 8th Judicial District. 

 

See:  The contractor, Merit Construction of Knoxville.also construcred the County Justice Center in Claiborne County.

 

See:  The 8th Judicial District includes Claiborne CountyFentress CountyScott County and Union County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1806 and Jacksboro was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was two story limestone structure built in 1808. The courthouse was acquired in 1855 by J N Bibee who built an addition onto it and turned it into a hotel. The hotel remained in the Bibee family until it was sold to W H Houts in 1920. In 1923, it was sold again to Avery Campbell. It remained as a hotel until it was razed in the 1930s. The second courthouse was a two story log and frame structure built in 1855 across from the first courthouse. The courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1883. The third courthouse was a brick structure built in 1885 to 1886 on the same site as the second courthouse. The foreman was Thomas Welch. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1926 to 1927 on the same site as the third courthouse.

 

 

County Courthouse – Jacksboro 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cornerstone 1885 County Courthouse

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2014