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Lincoln County

Lincoln County is named for Benjamin Lincoln, who was the United States Secretary of War.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Marshall County, Bedford County and Moore County

E – Moore County and Franklin County

S – Madison County, Alabama and Limestone County, Alabama

W – Giles County


Created:  November 14, 1809                Map of Tennessee highlighting Lincoln County

County Seat:  

Fayetteville  1809 – present


County Courthouse – Fayetteville  


Location:  112 Main Avenue / Market Street

Built:  1969 – 1971

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  Morton-Carter Associates of Nashville

Contractor:  Shepherd Construction Company of Nashville, I C Thomason & Associates, Inc. and Culver B Dozier


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Fayetteville. The center section projects from the main building. On the center of the roof is a square tired cupola with small green colored dome at the top. The courtrooms are 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 17th Judicial District.


See:  The 17th Judicial District includes Bedford County, Marshall County and Moore County.


History:  The county was created in 1809 and Fayetteville was selected as the county seat, The first court met at the home of Brice Garner in 1809. The first courthouse was a log cabin built on Courthouse Square in 1811. The second courthouse was a brick structure built in 1815. The third courthouse was an Italianate structure designed by W J Davidson and constructed by W T Moyers, J A Albright and W E Turley in 1873. During construction, the superintendent was Theodore Harris and the stone mason was L Pench & Company. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1969 to 1971.



County Courthouse – Fayetteville













County Circuit Court courtroom















County Circuit Court small courtroom









Cornerstone 1873 County Courthouse

Photos taken 2012 and 2018