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Crisp County

Crisp County is named for Charles F Crisp, who was a Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Dooly County

E – Wilcox County and Turner County

S – Turner County and Worth County

W – Lee County and Sumter County


Created:  August 17, 1905                     Map of Georgia highlighting Crisp County

County Seat: 

Cordele  1905 – present


County Courthouse – Cordele 


Location:  510 North 7th Street / East 6th Avenue

Built:  2009 – 2010

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Pieper O’Brien Herr Architects

Contractor:  Turner Construction Company of Atlanta


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story dark red colored brick and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on spacious grounds in the center of Cordele. The west front has a central portico with four columns rising to a wide brick and concrete header rising above the roof line. The wall inside the portico is concrete. The center section projects from the main building. A white colored band runs along the flat roof line. In the interior, the courtrooms are located on the first story. The building houses the County Superior Court, County Juvenile Court, County Probate Court and County Magistrate Court of the 8th Judicial Administrative District. 


County Government Center – Cordele 



Location:  210 South 7th Street / East 13th Avenue

Built:  1950 – 1951

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Bernard A Webb, Jr.

Contractor:  J S Curry & Company


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Cordele to the south of the courthouse. On the north side is a rectangular section with entrance on the south side. On the west side is a two story section with open basement level courtyard. On the south side is a small rectangular section with covered porch are on the east side. A covered walkway extends from the south to north section. The roof line is flat. In the interior, the former courtroom is located on the second story on the southeast side. An addition was constructed in 1976. The architect was Biggers & Crisp and the contractor was Jack A Griffin, Inc. The building houses the Board of Commissioners and county offices.


See:  The 8th Judicial District includes Baldwin CountyBen Hill CountyBleckley CountyCandler CountyDodge CountyDooly CountyEmanuel CountyGreene CountyHancock CountyJasper CountyJefferson CountyJohnson CountyJones CountyLaurens CountyMontgomery CountyMorgan CountyPulaski CountyPutnam CountyTelfair CountyToombs CountyTreutlen CountyTwiggs CountyWashington CountyWheeler CountyWilcox County and Wilkinson County 


History:  The county was created in 1905 and Cordele was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was designed by T G Lockwood and constructed by Fred Wagner in 1907. The building burned in 1950. The second courthouse was constructed in 1950 to 1951. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 2009 to 2010.



County Courthouse – Cordele













County Superior Court courtroom











County Superior Court courtroom











County Government Center – Cordele





County Government Center 2013 before repainting – Cordele









Cormmissioner Meeting Room



Former Courtroom









Picture 1907 County Courthouse



Photos taken 2013 and 2020