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Glynn County

Glynn County is named for John Glynn, who was a member of the British House of Commons who supported the American colonies.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– McIntosh County

E – Atlantic Ocean

S – Camden County

W – Brantley County and Wayne County

 

Created:  February 5, 1777                    Map of Georgia highlighting Glynn County

County Seat: 

Frederica   1777 – 1787

Brunswick  1787 – present

 

County Courthouse – Brunswick

 

Location:  701 H Street / Reynolds Street

Built:  1990 – 1991

Style:  Modern Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Hansen Lind Meyer of Orlando, Florida

Contractor:  GMK Associates of Savannah.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Brunswick to the north of the old courthouse. The south front has a large portico supported by four large white colored columns. Above the portico is a balcony. The entrance is arched with white colored trim. A balustrade runs along the flat roof line. A horizontal narrow stone band runs below the second story windows. The building houses the County Superior Court, County State Court, County Probate Court and County Magistrate Court of the 1st Judicial District. 

 

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

 

Old County Courthouse – Brunswick

 

 

Location:  701 G Street / Reynolds Street

Built:  1906 – 1907

Style: Neo-Classical

Architect:  A Gifford & E S Betts

Contractor:  Miles & Bradt Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Brunswick. The south front has a large portico supported by four large columns rising to a wide header. Above the header is a balustrade. There are east and west wings which extend slightly from the main building. On the center of the roof is a octagonal open sided white colored dome with clock at the top and green colored roof. In the interior, there are marble stairs with iron railings and columns. The second story contains the former courtroom which has a balcony and now serves as the Commissioners Meeting Room. The building houses county offices. The new courthouse is located to the north.

 

Note:  The first state constitution in 1777 created eight counties: Burke CountyCamden County, Chatham County, Effingham County, Glynn County, Liberty County, Richmond County and Wilkes County. These were carved out of the coastal areas that were settled when Georgia was a British colony.

 

History:  The county was created in 1777 and Frederica was selected as the county seat. In 1778, the county seat was moved to Brunswick. The first courthouse was built in Brunswick 1817 but the court then met in the Glynn County Academy in 1845 as the courthouse was not suitable. The second courthouse was a three story brick structure built in 1883 to 1884. The third courthouse was constructed in 1906 and 1907 which is still standing. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1990 to 1991.

 

 

County Juvenile Court Building – Brunswick

 

 

Location:  11 Judicial Lane / Gloucester Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story brown colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Brunswick to the southeast of the courthouse. The central entrance on the north front has a green colored canopy. The roof line is flat. The County Juvenile Court is located in room 150. 

 

County Courthouse Annex Building – Brunswick

 

 

Location:  7

Built:  1990 – 1991

Style:  Modern

Architect:  H

Contractor:  G

 

Description:  The building faces

 

County Courthouse – Brunswick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Superior Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old County Courthouse – Brunswick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Juvenile Court Building – Brunswick

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Courthouse Annex Building – Brunswick

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2009, 2023 and 2024