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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Postcard Tuesday: Bedford County Courthouse

Bedford County Courthouse - Shelbyville, Tennessee

This is what the courthouse looks like today:

Bedford Co. Courthouse #2 daytime

The county's fifth and current courthouse was built in 1935 after lynch mob violence destroyed the previous courthouse. That previous courthouse was built in 1873 and had a very similar design to the one here. The most noticeable difference between the two is the previous courthouse had a fancier clock tower and the lower lever windows had a rounded top just like the upper windows. That makes this post card an image of the current courthouse and although the card isn't dated, it would be newer than 1935.

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