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Grady County

Grady County is named for Henry W Grady, who was an editor or orator from Athens, Georgia.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Mitchell County

E – Thomas County

S – Leon County, Florida and Gadsden County, Florida

W – Decatur County

 

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

County Seat: 

Cairo  1905 – present

 

County Courthouse – Cairo 

 

Location:  250 North Broad Street / 3rd Avenue NE

Built:  1984 – 1985

Style:  Modern Classical Revival

Architect:  Jinright & Ryan of Thomasville

Contractor:  Hollis & Spann of Dothan, Alabama

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Cairo. The west front has a large portico supported by four large white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. Behind the portico is white colored facade. Vertical white colored dividers separate the windows. A wide horizontal band runs below the roof line. On the hipped roof are two small dormers on either side of the portico. On the north and south sides are small porticos. In the interior are wide hallways with wood wainscoting. The County Superior Court courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the County Superior Court, County State Court, County Juvenile Court, County Probate 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, Echols 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 1905 and Cairo was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was designed by Alexander Blair and constructed by J B Carr & Company in 1908 to 1809. The building was destroyed by fire in 1980. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1984 to 1985.

 

 

County Courthouse – Cairo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Superior Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bell from 1909 courthouse

 

 

Photos taken 2009 and 2018