Charlotte Courthouse Square Historic District | Tennessee Vacation

Charlotte Courthouse Square Historic District

4 Courthouse Sq.
Charlotte, TN 37036

See Tennessee's oldest operating courthouse, built in 1804, along with 10 other historic buildings. On May 30, 1830, a tornado demolished most of the Town of Charlotte severely damaging the brick courthouse.  On July 6th the Quarterly Court quickly authorized repairs to the school house for meetings, the removal of all brick from the courthouse site to search for records and papers, and repairs to the jail.  Phillip Murray, a local undertaker and builder, was authorized to rebuild the brick courthouse on the foundation of the damaged building.  By the end of July, construction was begun and in.   October 1830 of the Dickson County Quarterly court met in the newly rebuilt courthouse.

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