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Carroll County

Carroll County is named for Charles Carroll, who was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Haralson County and Paulding County 

E – Douglas County and Fulton County

S – Coweta County and Heard County

W – Randolph County, Alabama and Cleburne County, Alabama

 

Created:  June 9, 1825                           Map of Georgia highlighting Carroll County

County Seat: 

McIntosh Reserve  1825 – 1819

Carrollton               1829 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Carrollton

 

Location:  323 Newman Street / Dixie Street

Built:  1928 – 1929

Style:  Italian Renaissance Revival

Architect:  William J J Chase

Contractor:  Carr Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a four story limestone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Carrollton. The building has a raised basement as the first story. The north front has a central entrance framed with stone and two columns with pediment and clock above. The second story has three large arched windows with the center section rising above the east and west wings. In the interior, the wide hallways run east-west. The large County Superior Court courtroom with stone walls is located at the center of the third story. The courthouse houses the County Superior Court of the 6th Judicial District. The Annex on the west side was built in 1974 and 1975. The architect was Roddenberry & Talley and the contractor was W O Kilgore. The annex was demolished in 2012 to make room for the new courthouse.

 

See:  The architect, William J J Chase also designed courthouses in Coffee County, Cook CountyMitchell CountyOconee CountyPolk CountyRockdale CountySeminole CountyTroup County and Ware County.

 

Note:  The courtroom is the largest courtroom in Georgia still used as a courtroom

 

County Courthouse – Carrollton

 

 

Location:  323 Newman Street / Tanner Street

Built:  2011 – 2012

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Alex Roush Architect and Gardner, Spencer, Smith, Tench & Jarbeau

Contractor:  J&R Construction & Development

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a five story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Carrollton on the west side of the courthouse. The north front has a large two story portico with recessed entrance.  Stone facing rises to the fifth story. The roof line is flat. In the interior is a two story entrance lobby. The courthouse houses the County Superior Court, County State Court, County Juvenile Court, County Probate Court and Magistrate Court of the 6th Judicial District. The architect was Alex Roush Architect and Gardner, Spencer, Smith, Tench & Jarbeau and the contractor was J&R Construction & Development. The old courthouse is located on the east side of the plaza in front of the new building.

 

See: There are two old jails in the county with the Roopville Jail built in 1885 to the south located at 165 Old US 27 and West Drive behind the Roopville City Hall and Fullerville Jail built in 1916 to the east located at 611 Rockmart Road in Rica Villa.

 

See:  The 6th Judicial District includes Butts County, Clayton County, Coweta CountyFayette CountyHeard CountyHenry CountyLamar CountyMeriwether CountyMonroe CountyPike County, Spalding CountyTroup County and Upson County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1825 and McIntosh Reserve at the home of William O Wagnon was selected as the county seat. In 1827, the court designated a land lot near Sand Hill that became known as “Carroll County Courthouse” or “Old Carrollton.” In 1829, the legislature designated Carrollton as county seat and incorporated the town. The first courthouse was a frame structure built in 1849. The second courthouse was a two story brick structure designed by Bruce & Morgan and constructed in 1893. The building burned in 1927. The third courthouse was constructed in 1928 to 1929. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 2011 to 2012.

 

 

Old County Courthouse with Annex – Carrollton 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Superior Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Courthouse Annex demolished in 2011

 

 

 

 

County Courthouse – Carrollton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Superior Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Superior Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roopville Jail (1885) – Roopville

 

 

 

 

Fullerville Jail (1916) – Villa Rica

 

 

Photos taken 2010, 2014, 2020 and 2024