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Cannon County

Cannon County is named for Newton Cannon, who was Governor of Tennessee from 1835 to 1839.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Wilson County and DeKalb County

E – Warren County

S – Coffee County

W – Rutherford County

Created:  January 21, 1836                    Map of Tennessee highlighting Cannon County

County Seat: 

Woodbury  1836 – present

 

County Courthouse – Woodbury  

 

Location:  200 West Main Street / Tatum Street

Built:  1935 – 1936

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  George D Waller of Nashville

Contractor:  Bell Brothers.

 

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 Woodbury. The south front has a central entrance on the first story with four pilasters rising to a header at the roof line. A high square white colored cupola rises above the entrance at the roof line having a clock and an open octagonal section with gold colored dome at the top. There is trim along the corners of the building. The base of the building is course stone. The red colored roof is hipped. In the interior there is a wide hall on the first story which runs east-west. A north-south hall intersects at an octagonal center lobby with a crushed stone mosaic map of the county embedded in the floor.  There is light-gold colored ceramic tile wainscoting with white colored plaster above. The courtroom is located on the second story and encompasses the entire length of the central lock and faces west. The courtroom is rectangular with white colored plaster walls with light-gold colored ceramic tile wainscoting. The building houses the County Circuit Court, County Chancery Court, County General Sessions Court and County Juvenile Court of the 16th Judicial District. 

 

See:  The 16th Judicial District includes Rutherford County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1836 and Woodbury was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was built by William Bates in 1838 at a cost of $13,000. The courthouse burned on November 13, 1934. The second courthouse and present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $45,000.

 

 

County Courthouse – Woodbury  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2014 and 2018