Fentress County has approved its first official seal, designed with help from Tennessee Tech.
County Executive Jimmy Johnson said the Fentress County Chamber brought up the idea and reached out to Tech. Johnson said after going through a few different ideas, a design the county could be proud of was selected.
“It will have our name, they’ll know we’re in the agricultural vicinity of the state of Tennessee,” Johnson said. “They’ll know that we have the tourism. It’ll represent tourism as far as the valleys, the mountains, the hiking and such that we’ll have here.”
Johnson said the design will feature the courthouse, a valley and two ears of corn. He said Fentress County was not charged for creating the design.
“We looked at several different designs of different counties and such,” Johnson said. “Come to find out, they sent us a couple and there was a few changes that we made. So, now we’ve come up with one that our commission thoroughly likes.”
Johnson said the county will look to display the deal anywhere that it can.
“Anywhere that we need a seal or someone needs a seal we’d love to, that’s the whole purpose of it,” Johnson said. “It will be on all of our stationary that comes from the courthouse, all of our letter heads and such.”
The seal will be officially released on March 12.