Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: Montgomery County Courthouse in Clarkville TN, 17 Years Later

Montgomery County Courthouse in Clarkville TN, 17 Years Later

Montgomery County Courthouse in Clarkville TN, 17 Years Later

It has been over 17 years since a devastating tornado torn through downtown Clarksville and tore down buildings and damaged the historic courthouse to the tune of millions of dollars. Today Historic Downtown Clarksville is cleaned up, rebuilt and a beautiful spot to come and enjoy a day of browsing the streets and to have a nice dinner.

 Clarksville TN Courthouse

This is a must-do if you are in Clarksville TN. Drive through Historic Downtown Clarksville. History runs deep in Clarksville with the town being over 200 years old. Many of the buildings in the downtown area are over 100 years old.

An attractive landmark is the Montgomery County Courthouse which sits in the middle of downtown on the corner of Commerce, North 2nd and 3rd Streets. County agencies have offices in the courthouse and the courthouse is adjacent to the Criminal Justice Complex which was built after the tornado came through town.

The Tornado of 1999 leveled many building and carried debris miles and miles with some even coming to rest in Kentucky. The courthouse received some Federal funding to help with the repairs. It had to be saved and renovated as it is one of the most beautiful buildings in the South.  It is now structurally sound and in the great condition. The granite and marble used in the original construction is part of the reason it survived the tornado. 

The F3 Tornado of 1999 caused 72 Million in damages. The tornado renovations gave an opportunity to bring the interior up to current codes. The county government and courts needed more space and had outgrown this historic building so Millennium Plaza was also built. Most recently an additional court has been funded and will reside in the Court Complex.

The Courthouse lawn is neatly groomed and is decorated at Christmastime. During music festivals and the annual Rivers and Spires event, you can see crowds siting on the lawn, listening to music and having a good time.

Montgomery County Courthouse in Clarkville TN, 17 Years Later

Photo by Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent, Debbie ReynoldsWhen you are interested in Clarksville Real Estate, contact Debbie at 931-320-6730.

 

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Comment balloon 16 commentsDebbie Reynolds • February 20 2016 09:46AM

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Debbie Reynolds What an incredible piece of architecture!  Great photo!  I love southern towns, but have never passed through your area.  As far as I have traveled has been Nashville.  

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (RE/MAX Paramount Properties) over 2 years ago

Debbie it is great the Clarksville invests money in maintaining its historic buildings.  Unfortunately there are may place that don't and their history is lost.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 2 years ago

That is an amazing look building. I love old architecture, and I would love to tour this building. I'm glad the building was able to be saved. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 2 years ago

Hello Debbie ... what a beautiful looking building and the family and I have stayed at Lucile Lake several times already this year, and went up to Hatchers Pass!

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 2 years ago

Debbie,

What a lovely building, and I love the style of architecture.  Glad it has been restored and maintained.  Wishing you a delightful Sunday,  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 2 years ago

This is my favorite kind of architecture Debbie Reynolds , it's great to see they restored it instead of taring it down for new.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate (Alliance Real Estate - Minot) over 2 years ago

Thanks for all the comments. I think we have one of the prettiest courthouses in the South.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

Debbie

A tornado is nasty . . . . and the damage can be enormous.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 2 years ago

Good morning Debbie. What a lovely building. You would never know about the destruction now. Great story of rebuilding and endurance.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 2 years ago

Hi Debbie.  Out of so much destruction came a more beautiful and code updated building.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 2 years ago

Hi Debbie.  If can ever get up to Clarksville, I will certainly tour the Historic Downtown Clarksville area.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 2 years ago

Lou Ludwig it was such a shock seeing the destruction and all the debris.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

I love to photograph this building at all times of the year. I am glad it is still standing Sheila Anderson.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

Yes, it was a mixed blessing Conrad Allen and now it is in tip-top shape.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

You would love seeing it Gabe Sanders and then across the street is the most unusual building in town, the Customs Houses Musuem.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

Thanks, Debbie, for sharing your photograph and some of your local history.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 2 years ago

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