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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Lake County Courthouse - Tiptonville, TN

Lake County Courthouse - Tiptonville, TN

Looking nothing like it does today, this courthouse was constructed in 1905. Back then, it was a wooden clapboard building with a square cupola and two story entry pavilion and patio.

Lake County Courthouse - Tiptonville, TN

In 1936, the courthouse (and nearby jail) was rebuilt as a WPA project. The entire exterior was covered by brick veneer and stone. A two story porch with colonial pillars was added. A major addition was added to the back with a vault and more office space.

The flagpole on the courthouse grounds is the mast of a ship and commemorates the Island No. 10 Civil War Naval battle.

Lake County Courthouse - Tiptonville, TN

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