The Gibson County Courthouse Square
Written by Joanna Adams Sergent
The Courthouse in Gibson County was built in Trenton, Tennessee in 1899 and is the fourth Courthouse to occupy the site. The first Courthouse was built in 1824 and was a log cabin. Gibson County was organized by Davey Crockett who at the time was a State Legislator. Notables who also spoke at the Courthouse were James K. Polk and Andrew Johnson.
Several plaques can been seen in the Courthouse yard such as the Blue Star Memorial Highway Tribute to the Armed Forces, the History of Fighting for Trenton, A Civil War Memorial, and a bust of Davey Crockett.
Inside the Courthouse can be seen a Mural of the Most Notable Tennesseans called “The Pride of Tennessee”, A picture of the natural fauna and flora of the area, A plaque for Ed Jones who is a Tennessee Agricultural Hall of Fame Winner, a quilt of all around Gibson County, and The Ten Commandments.
Just before you get to the Courthouse Square interesting places to stop to see are the Jones Pavilion and the Trenton Tennessee Mural. The Courthouse is Bus stop Number 6 on the Battle for Trenton Bus Tour.
I have attended the University of Kentucky. I have an Associates Degree from Hazard Community College and Technical School. I have also attended the University of Pikeville. I have taken several classes in Journalism as well as in the Appalachian History, Literature, and Sociology during my time at those schools.
I was born in Florida and grew up in Burdine, Kentucky. I have been married to David W. Sergent since May 4, 2013. I have two children and four grandchildren from a previous marriage. I currently live in Tennessee but my hope is to one day come back home to live in the beautiful mountains once more.