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Jeff Davis County

Jeff Davis County is named for Jefferson Davis, who was the only President of the Confederate States of America.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Telfair CountyWheeler CountyMontgomery County and Toombs County

E – Appling County and Bacon County

S – Bacon County and Coffee County

W – Coffee County and Telfair County

 

Created:  August 18, 1905                     Map of Georgia highlighting Jeff Davis County

County Seat: 

Hazelhurst  1906 – present

 

County Courthouse – Hazelhurst 

 

Location:  100 Jeff Davis Street / South Tallahassee Street

Built:  1906 – 1907

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  W Chamberlin & Company of Knoxville, Tennessee

Contractor:  M T Lewman & Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story cream colored stucco and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Hazelhurst. The building is constructed with concrete blocks covered with stucco. The building has a projecting center section which has three arches on the first story at the entrance. At each corner are hexagonal short towers. At the west center is an octagonal dome with clock and greenish colored roof. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building was renovated in 1994 to 1995. The architect was Brittain, Thompson, Bray, Brown, Inc. of Macon and the contractor was LPS Construction Company, Inc. of Statesboro.

 

See:  The contractor M T Lewman and Company of Louisville, Kentucky.

 

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

 

History:  The courthouse is the first and only courthouse erected in the county.

 

 

County Courthouse – Hazelhurst

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Superior Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2008 and 2020