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Crawford County

Crawford County is named for William H Crawford, who was a United States Senator and United States Secretary of the Treasury.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

 Monroe County

E – Bibb County and Peach County

S – Peach County and Taylor County

W – Taylor County and Upson County


Created:  December 23, 1822                Map of Georgia highlighting Crawford County

County Seat: 

Knoxville  1823 – present


County Courthouse – Knoxville 


Location:  100 East Agency Street / Hortman Mill Road

Built:  2000 – 2001

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Precision Planning Inc. of Lawrenceville

Contractor:  Piedmont Construction Group of Macon


Description:  The building faces north and is a one story stucco, and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Knoxville. The north front has a large portico with four columns rising to a pediment extending from the sloped roof. On either side of the portico are one story section which extend from the main building. There are small dormers on the roof. Behind the portico is a large square cupola with clock and dome at the top. In the interior, the courtroom is located in the center of the building. The building houses the County Superior Court, County Juvenile Court, County Probate Court  and County Magistrate Court of the 3rd Judicial District. The building was renovated in 2009. The architect was Pieper O’Brien Herr of Alpharetta and the contractor was Paul Hogan Construction Group of Norcross. On the north side and east on Highway 42 is the old red colored brick County Jail built in 1887 to 1888.


Old County Courthouse – Knoxville 



Location:  970 East Crusselle Street / Fairplay Hill Road

Built:  1831 – 1832

Style:  Vernacular with Greek Revival influence

Architect:  Henry Crews

Contractor:  Henry Crews and E W Dennis


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story white colored stucco and wood structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Knoxville to the north of the courthouse. The north front of the rectangular shaped building has double cast iron staircase rising to the second story entrance to the courtroom. On the second story six over six windows alternate with Tuscan-like pilasters. There is a stringcourse between the two stories. The roof has a peak rising on each side and is hipped.  An addition to the original building was added on the west side.


Note:  There was a disagreement between Henry Crews and the County, and E W Dennis was hired to complete the courthouse. Joseph Bemille of Macon was paid by the county treasurer the sum of $270 for plastering the lower rooms of the courthouse.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Crawford County Courthouse


See:  The courthouse ( 1832 ) is the third oldest courthouse still standing in Georgia. The oldest courthouse is Old Government House ( 1801 ) located in Richmond CountyThe second oldest courthouse ( 1825 ) is located in Fayette County.  The fourth oldest courthouse ( 1836 ) is located in Lumpkin County.


See:  The 3rd Judicial District includes Bibb County, Chattahoochee CountyHarris CountyHouston CountyLee CountyMacon CountyMarion CountyMuscogee CountyPeach CountySchley CountyStewart CountySumter CountyTalbot CountyTaylor County and Webster County. 


History:  The county was created in 1822 and Knoxville was designated as the county seat. The first courthouse was built in Knoxville in 1823 and burned in 1829. The second courthouse was built in 1831 to 1832 and is still standing. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 2001 to 2002.



County Courthouse – Knoxville











County Superior Court courtroom







Old County Courthouse – Knoxville









Photos taken 2013