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Bryan County

Bryan County is named for Jonathon Bryan, who was an American Revolutionary War partisan.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Bulloch County

E – Effingham County and Chatham County

S – Liberty County 

W – Liberty County and Evans County

 

Created:  December 19, 1793                Map of Georgia highlighting Bryan County

County Seat: 

Hardwick       1793 – 1797

Cross Road   1787 – 1860

Eden              1860 – 1901

Clyde             1901 – 1937

Pembroke      1937 – present

 

County Courthouse – Pembroke

 

Location:  151 South College Street / Mary Street

Built:  1938 – 1940

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Walter E Marshall

Contractor:  B Josselson and H F Gregory

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Pembroke and the west front has a large portico supported by four large white colored columns rising to a pediment with a clock at the roof line. On the north and south, the center sections project from the main building. The building has a hipped roof. The building houses the County Superior Court, County State Court, County Juvenile Court, County Probate Court and County Magistrate Court of the 1st Judicial District. The building was renovated in 1990. The architect was Edwin C Eckles and the contractor was Stewart & Associates Construction Inc. In 1993, an addition was constructed on the east side. The architect was Eckles, Martin & Rule Architects PC and the contractor was Charles H Wilkinson Company.

 

See:  The 1st Judicial District includes Appling CountyBacon County, Brantley CountyBulloch CountyCamden CountyCharlton CountyChatham CountyCoffee CountyEffingham CountyEvans CountyGlynn CountyJeff Davis CountyJenkins CountyLiberty County, Long CountyMcIntosh CountyPierce CountyScreven CountyTattnall CountyWare County and Wayne County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1793 and Hardwick was selected as the county seat. In 1797 the county seat was moved to Cross Road. The first courthouse had built at Cross Road in 1854 known as Bryan Courthouse. In 1860, the county seat was moved to Eden. In 1901, the county seat was moved to Clyde and the second courthouse was built at Clyde. The county seat was moved to Pembroke in 1837 and the third and present courthouse was constructed in 1938 to 1940.

 

County Administrative Complex – Richmond Hill

 

 

Location:  66 Captain Matthew Freeman Drive / Ford Ave

Built:  2009 – 2010

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Hussey Gay Bell and DeYoung

Contractor:  Choate Construction

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story cream colored siding and concrete structure. The building faces west and was completed in 2010. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds south east of Richmond Hill. The west front has a two story portico supported by four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The roof is hipped. In the interior is a two story entrance lobby with dual iron staircases rising to the second story. The building houses the County Superior Court, County State Court, County Juvenile Court, County Probate Court and County Magistrate Court of the 1st Judicial District. 

 

 

County Courthouse – Pembroke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Administrative Complex – Richmond Hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2008, 2018, 2020 and 2024