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Houston County

Houston County is named for John Houston, who was a Governor of Georgia.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

 Bibb County

E – Twiggs County, Beckley County and Pulaski County

S – Dooly County

W – Marion County and Peach County

 

Created:  May 15, 1821                          Map of Georgia highlighting Houston County

County Seat: 

Perry  1821 – present

 

County Courthouse – Perry 

 

Location:  201 Perry Parkway / Sugarloaf Parkway

Built:  2000 – 2002

Style:  Modern

Architect:  HDR Architecture of Dallas, Texas, JMA Architecture, Inc. of Perry and Hayes, Michael + Associates Architecture of Warner Robins

Contractor:  Turner Construction Company of Atlanta

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story red and tan colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds on the east side of Perry. The southwest front has a central entrance with four high columns supporting a wide concrete pediment. On either side are projecting tan colored brick section with vertical dividers between the windows. To the north and south are dark red colored brick vertical dividers with windows between. The roof line is flat. In the interior is a large entrance lobby with stairs and columns rising to a dome at the top of the second story. A wide two story corridor runs southeast to northwest. There are four County Superior Court courtrooms on the second story. The building houses the County Superior Court and County Probate Court of the 3rd Judicial District. At the northwest side is an addition constructed in 2020 to 2022 to house the County State Court. There are two County State Court courtrooms on the second story. The architect was JMA Architecture Inc. of Perry and the contractor was ICB Construction Group.

 

Old County Courthouse – Perry 

 

 

Location:  NW – Main Street / Ball Street

Built:  1948 – 1949

Style:  Stripped Classical

Architect:  E Oren Smith

Contractor:  S J Curry & Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story gray colored stucco and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Perry. The south front has a central entrance on the first story. The building has projecting corner sections with wide eaves at the roof line. The main section of the building rises higher and has wide eaves. In the interior, the former courtroom is located on the north side of the second story. In 2005, the building was remodeled and changed to the Houston County Government Building. The architect was JMA Architecture, Inc. of Perry and the contractor was Hogan Construction Group of Norcross.

 

See:  The 3rd Judicial District includes Bibb County, Chattahoochee CountyCrawford CountyHarris CountyLee CountyMacon CountyMarion CountyMuscogee CountyPeach CountySchley CountyStewart CountySumter CountyTalbot CountyTaylor County and Webster County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1821 and Perry was selected as the county seat. The court met at different locations from 1821 to 1857. The first courthouse was built in Perry in 1857. The second courthouse was constructed in 1948 and is still standing. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 2000 to 2002. Courthouses were constructed in Warren Robbins. In 2020 to 2022 an addition was constructed to the courthouse to house the County State Court at a cost of $21,000,000.

 

Old County State Court Courthouse – Warner Robins

 

 

Location:  202 Carl Vinson Parkway

Built:  1974 – 1976

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Henry A Corsini Architect Inc. and E Riley Bray

Contractor:  Denson Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a one story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in Warner Robins. The west front has white colored concrete center section with porches on either side with concrete pillars rising to the flat roof line. There are recessed glass walls. The County State Court courtroom is located on the east side of the entrance lobby. The building houses the County State Court of the 3rd Judicial District.  A new courthouse was constructed in Perry in 2023.

 

County Juvenile Courthouse – Warner Robins

 

 

Location:  206 Carl Vinson Parkway

Built:  2004 – 2006

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Jimmy Michael and Doug Hughes  of Hayes, Michael + Gregory Design Studio of Warner Robins

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a one story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in Warner Robins to the north of the County State Court courthouse. The west front has white colored center porch with six columns rising to the flat roof line with a raised center. The entrances are at either end of the porch. There are vertical windows and a white colored band runs along the roof line. The building houses the County Juvenile Court of the 3rd Judicial District. The building is named as the Juvenile Justice Complex. .

 

County Administration Annex – Warner Robins

 

 

Location:  200 Carl Vinson Parkway

Built:  1976 – 1978

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Henry A Corsini Architect Inc.

Contractor:  Wright Associates, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a one story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in Warner Robins on the south side of the County State Court courthouse. The west front has white colored concrete center section with porches on either side with concrete pillars rising to the flat roof line. There are recessed glass walls. 

 

 

County Courthouse – Perry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Superior Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County State Court addition – Perry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old County Courthouse – Perry

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former Courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County State Court Courthouse – Warner Robins

 

 

 

 

 

 

County State Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Juvenile Courthouse – Warner Robins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Administration Annex – Warner Robins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2013, 2018 and 2024