Washington County Courthouse Centennial

Come celebrate 100 years of the Washington County Courthouse on Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11.  Washington County is the oldest county in Tennessee, and the Courthouse has always played a pivotal role.  The current Courthouse was built in 1912 and opened in 1913 to great fanfare.  Washington County plans to honor this legacy 100 years later!  Please join us for a fun-filled and family friendly weekend.

Saturday, August 10

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Discovering Your Roots

Jonesborough Genealogical Society will host a workshop on family research at the Jonesborough/Washington casino online County Library.  They will also be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Historic re-enactors, craftsmen (blacksmith, long rifle, Oldsmobiles, etc.), tractors and more on Courthouse Square!

5:00 pm – Birthday cake and speeches in honor of the Courthouse.  Telford Ruritan will be serving BBQ for $8.00 a plate.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Free concert from country recording artist Trey Hensley and the Trey Hensley Band.

9:00 pm – Movies on Main presents Harry and the Hendersons.  There will also be a Bigfoot Scavenger Hunt and maybe even a Sasquatch sighting.

Sunday, August 11

1:30 pm – Appearing on the steps of the Courthouse, David Crockett”s Madrigal Singers, the JPC Community Children”s Choir, and the Gay Whitt School of Dance

2:00 pm – “The Home of the Brave,” a musical featuring over 100 voices in a combined choir from eight area churches, actors, instrumentalists, and dancers.  Special tribute to 9/11.  Directed by Cherry Smith.

The event is sponsored by Johnson City Honda, with media sponsorship provided by the Herald & Tribune.