Old Jackson County Courthouse
The new Jackson County Courthouse was built in 2004.
Historic Jackson County Courthouse located in downtown Jefferson, now serves as a welcome center and a community meeting place
Backstory and Context
Jackson County's first courthouse was a modest structure with a wooden frame and a small jail attached to the side of the building. In 1817, a larger, two-story brick courthouse with a separate jailhouse replaced the original courthouse. In 1879, this third courthouse was built. The courthouse's clock tower was added in 1906, and interior renovations were completed in 1978. This courthouse was the oldest continuously operating courthouse in the United States until 2004, when the new and current courthouse was constructed north of Jefferson.
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