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Gordon County

Gordon County is named for William Washington Gordon, who was the first Georgian to graduate from West Point and the first president of the Central Georgia Railroad.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Whitfield County and Murray County

E – Gilmer County and Pickens County

S – Barstow County and Floyd County

W – Floyd County and Walker County

 

Created:  February 13, 1850                  Map of Georgia highlighting Gordon County

County Seat: 

Calhoun  1850 – present

 

County Courthouse – Calhoun 

 

Location:  100 South wall Street / South Court Street

Built:  1961 – 1962

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Cunningham & Forehand

Contractor:  Gann Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Calhoun. The west front has a one story portico with four columns rising to a pediment below the roof line. The windows are vertical with panels between the first and second stories. The mansard roof has dormer windows. The building houses the County Probate Court and County Magistrate Court of the 7th Judicial District. The building was renovated in 2022 to 2023. The architect was Carter Watkins Associates of Monroe and the contractor was Momon Construction, Inc. of Calhoun.

 

County Judicial Building – Calhoun 

 

 

Location:  101 Piedmontl Street / South Court Street

Built:  2029 – 2022

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Carter Watkins Associates of Monroe

Contractor:  Momon Construction, Inc. of Calhoun.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Calhoun to the east of the courthouse. The west front has a central one story portico with four white colored columns rising to a wide pediment. The windows on the first story are rectangular and on the second story are square shaped. A wide band follows the roof line which has a mansard roof. On the east side the building rises above the main building. The building houses the County Superior Court and County Juvenile Court of the 7th Judicial District. 

 

See:  The 7th Judicial District includes Barstow CountyCatoosa CountyChattooga CountyCobb CountyDade CountyDouglas CountyFloyd CountyHaralson CountyMurray CountyPaulding County, Polk CountyWalker County and Whitfield County. 

 

History:  The county was created in 1850 and Calhoun was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a two story brick structure built in 1852 and was destroyed by a severe storm in 1888. The second courthouse was designed by William Parkins and constructed by William Dowling in 1889 and was torn down in 1961. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1961 to 1962. The County Judicial Building was constructed in 2020 to 2022.

 

 

County Courthouse – Calhoun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Judicial Building – Calhoun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2013 and 2024