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Stewart County

Stewart County is named for Duncan Stewart, who was a Tennessee State legislator and lieutenant governor of the Mississippi Territory.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Trigg County, Kentucky and Christian County, Kentucky

E – Montgomery County

S – Houston County and Benton County

W – Henry County and Calloway County, Kentucky

 

Created:  November 1, 1803                  Map of Tennessee highlighting Stewart County

County Seat: 

Dover  1803 – present

 

County Courthouse – Dover

 

Location:  225 Donelson Parkway / Church Street

Built:  1964 – 1965

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Wilson and Odom

Contractor:  Barrett & Ellis

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story glass and concrete  structure. The rectangular shaped building sits on sloping landscaped grounds in the center of Dover city. The east front of the rectangular building has a central entrance on the second story with large glass window above on the third story. On the west side, the first story is at ground level. A high canopy is supported by tall pillars on the east front. The north section of the building is higher. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located at the north side of the third story. The building houses the County Circuit Court, County Chancery Court, County General Sessions Court and County Juvenile Court of the 23rd Judicial District. 

 

 Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1870. A replica stands east of the courthouse and is presently a bank.

 

See:  The 23rd Judicial District includes Cheatham CountyDickson County, Houston County and Humphreys County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1803 and Dover was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a log structure erected in 1806 in Dover. The second courthouse was built in 1823 and was later destroyed by fire in 1862 during the Civil War. The third courthouse was built in 1870 and was a two story brick structure. The courthouse was demolished in 1965. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1964 to 1965.

 

 

County Courthouse – Dover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Replica of 1870 County Courthouse – Dover

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2014 and 2018