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Union County

Union County is named for either its creation from parts of five counties or to memorialize East Tennessee’s support for the Union.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Campbell County and Claiborne County

E – Grainger County

S – Knox County

W – Anderson County and Campbell County


Created:  January 3, 1850                      Map of Tennessee highlighting Union County

County Seat: 

Maynardville  1850 – present


County Courthouse – Maynardville  


Location:  901 Main Street / Monroe Street

Built:  1971 – 1973

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Martin J Lide of Birmingham, Alabama

Contractor:  Mullins Construction Company


Description:  The building faces southeast and is a three story white colored concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The southeast front has steps up to the second story entrance which projects from the building. On the west side the building projects in the center. The windows are vertical and narrow and the roof line is flat. 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.  On the west side is the County Clerk’s Office.


See:  The architect,  Martin J Lide of Birmingham, designed courthouses in Alabama in Blount County,, Marshall County, Saint Clair County, Tallapoosa County and Wilcox County and in Tennessee in Anderson County, Grainger County, Roane County and White County.


See:  The 8th Judicial District includes Campbell CountyClaiborne CountyFentress County and Scott County.


History:  The county was created in 1850 and Maynardville was selected as the county seat. The first circuit court was held at Liberty Meeting-House. In 1858, the first courthouse a brick structure was erected. The second courthouse was built in 1900 and burned on October 23, 1969. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1971 to 1973.



County Courthouse – Maynardville 









Office of the Clerk – Maynardville 



Photos taken 2012