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Hardin County

Hardin County is named for Joseph Hardin, who was a legislator of the Southwest Territory and State of Franklin.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Henderson County and Decatur County

E – Wayne County

S – Lauderdale County, Alabama and Tishomingo County, Mississippi

W – McNairy County

 

Created:  November 13, 1819                Map of Tennessee highlighting Hardin County

County Seat:  

Savannah  1819 – present

 

County Courthouse – Savannah  

 

Location:  465 Main Street / William Street

Built:  1950 – 1952

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  Joseph Holman and Thomas Marr of Nashville

Contractor:  Daniel Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Savannah. The north front has a large portico supported by four tall columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There are dormer windows along the hipped roof. On the center of the roof is a high square cupola with weather vain at the top. In the interior, the large courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the County Circuit Court, County Chancery Court, County General Sessions Court and County Juvenile Court of the 24th Judicial District. 

 

 

 

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

 

See:  The 24th Judicial District includes Benton County, Carroll CountyDecatur County and Henry County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1818 and Hardinville was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was built by James A Williams in Hardinville in 1820 at a cost of $30. In 1830, the county seat was moved to Savannah ( Rudd’s Ferry ). The second courthouse was built in Savannah in 1832 and was burned during the Civil War. The third courthouse was built. The fourth courthouse was designed by R A Heavener and H McGee and constructed by T R Biggs & Son in 1905. The courthouse was destroyed by fire on December 4, 1949. The fifth and present courthouse was constructed in 1950 to 1952.

 

 

County Courthouse – Savannah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2012