County Court


The following acts once applied to the quarterly court or the county legislative body of Sevier County and are included herein for historical purposes. Also referenced below are acts which repeal prior law without providing new substantive provisions.

1. Acts of 1794, Chapter 11, is the Act which created Sevier County and provided that the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions would meet on the last Mondays in January, April, July, and October at the house of Isaac, or at whatever place in the county to which the Justices might adjourn until a courthouse is built.

2. Acts of 1795, Chapter 7, Page 21, changed the time for the meetings of the Quarterly County Court of Sevier County to the first Monday in, January, April, July, and October.

3. Acts of 1797, Chapter 6, Page 26, set the time for the regular meetings of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Sevier County on the second Monday in February, May, August, and November.

4. Acts of 1809, Chapter 93, Page 121, set the times for the start of the regular terms of the Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for every county in the State. Sevier County's Quarterly Court would meet on the third Monday in March, June, September, and December.

5. Acts of 1820 (Ex. Sess.), Chapter 80, Page 84, changed the regular court terms of the Quarterly County Court of Sevier County to the first Monday in March, June, September, and December. This act further ordered that some lawsuits, filed in Sevierville against various people for breaches of the laws of that town, which were founded upon warrants issued from Justices of the Peace, and which have found their way into the County Court and the Quorum Court of the county and which would be heard by those justices of the Quorum Court, be tried by Justices who were not on the Quorum Court.

6. Acts of 1820 (Ex. Sess.), Chapter 89, Page 84, Section 1, provided that the County Court of Sevier County would thereafter be held on the first Monday in September, December, March, and June. All process will be made conform to those dates.

7. Acts of 1855-56, Chapter 246, Page 502, Section 14, permitted the town of Sevierville to elect an additional Justice of the Peace for that city at an election to be held on the first Saturday in the coming month of April.


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