The upstairs courtroom of the Bledsoe County Courthouse was ceremonially named after the late Judge Edward H. Sapp by friends, family, and current county officials at a meeting on Monday, August 26.
Commissioners voted to name the courtroom after Judge Sapp last October. A resolution commemorating Sapp was passed by the Tennessee General Assembly and signed by Governor Bill Lee earlier this year.
Judge Sapp was born in Pikeville in 1935, to William J. and Dixie Martin Sapp, according to the resolution. He graduated from Bledsoe County High School (BCHS) in 1953, the University of Tennessee in 1957, and Cumberland University Law School in 1960.
For more, see the August 29 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.