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Echols County

Echols County is named for Robert Echols, who was a State representative and State senator from Georgia and who died during the Mexican War.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

 Lowndes CountyLanier County and Clinch County

E – Clinch County

S – Columbia County, Florida and Hamilton County, Florida

W – Lowndes County


Created:  December 13, 1858                Map of Georgia highlighting Echols County

County Seat: 

Statenville  1859 – present


County Courthouse – Statenville 


Location:  110 Highway 94 East /  Highway 129

Built:  1956

Style:  Modern

Architect:  W Conner Thomson

Contractor:  Elza D Smith Construction Company


Description:  The building faces west and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Statenville. The west front has a recessed entrance with glass walls. The north and south wings are joined by the central entrance. The windows extend to the flat roof line. In the interior, the County Superior Court courtroom is located on the west side of the building. The building houses the County Superior Court, County Juvenile Court, County Probate Court and County Magistrate Court of the 2nd Judicial District.


See:  The 2nd Judicial District includes Atkinson CountyBaker CountyBerrien CountyBrooks County. Calhoun CountyClay CountyClinch CountyColquitt CountyCook CountyDecatur CountyDougherty CountyEarly County, Grady CountyIrwin CountyLanier County, Lowndes County, Miller CountyMitchell County, Quitman CountyRandolph CountySeminole CountyTerrell CountyThomas CountyTift CountyTurner County and Worth County 


History:  The county was created in 1858 and Statenville was selected as the county seat in 1859. The first courthouse was a frame structure built in 1859 in Statenville. The second courthouse was a two story wood structure built in the 1870’s and which burned in 1897. The Masonic Hall, which is still standing across from the courthouse, served as temporary courthouse until the third courthouse was built by L W Mattoxin in1899. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1956.



County Courthouse – Statenville













County Superior Court courtroom













Temporary County Courthouse 1899 – Statenville







Picture 1899 County Courthouse



Photos taken 2009 and 2020