Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Appanoose County Courthouse in Centerville

Unlike many other counties, the location of the county seat has not changed, but the town itself had several name changes! The county seat was originally named Chaldea, then changed to Senterville (named in honor of Tennessee’s Governor Senter), then the spelling changed to Centerville. The current courthouse is Appanoose County’s third courthouse, designed by architects Smith and Gage and built in 1903. It was constructed with Bedford stone veneer with Romanesque architectural style. A large clocktower rises from the center of the tile roof. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.

Visit the Appanoose County web site for more information.

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