Jefferson County Courthouse
When visiting Downtown Dandridge, you can't miss the Jefferson County Courthouse and its iconic white columns. It's one of Tennessee's oldest county courthouses that is still in use today. The courthouse was built in 1845 for $6,666. Oh how times have changed! Believe it or not, the brick building replaced an old log cabin that was being used for the same purpose.
Other unique facts: the roof is made entirely without nails. All the bricks were hand-made. Artifacts suggest that the courthouse served as a hospital during the Civil War. And because the building has been well-maintained, documents dating back as far as 1792 are still intact, such as civil war guns, American Indian weapons and more!
The county courthouse today stands for many things: a monumental piece of the past, togetherness of county, and growth that's taken place over the years, contributing greatly to what's shaped Dandridge into the wonderful town it is today.
212 W. Main St.
Dandridge, TN 37725
Photos courtesy of nps.gov, gatlinburg.com and