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Lanier County

Lanier County is named for Sidney Lanier, who was a Georgian poet.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Berrien County and Atkinson County

E – Clinch County

S – Echols County and Lowndes County

W – Lowndes County and Berrien County


Created:  August 11, 1919                      Map of Georgia highlighting Lanier County

County Seat: 

Lakeland  1919 – present


County Courthouse – Lakeland 


Location:  56 West Main Street / North River Street

Built:  1972 – 1973

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Thomson, Sanders & Dupree

Contractor:  Lewis Brothers of Douglas.


Description:  The building faces south and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Lakeland. The west section has three arches with a courtyard behind with an entrance on the east and west off the courtyard. The east section is lower in height and has long vertical windows. A wide white colored band runs below the roof line. In the interior, the County Superior Court courtroom is located in the west section and has wood paneled walls. The building houses the County Superior 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 CountyGrady CountyIrwin CountyLowndes County, Miller CountyMitchell County, Quitman CountyRandolph CountySeminole CountyTerrell CountyThomas CountyTift CountyTurner County and Worth County 


History:  The county was created in 1919 and Lakeland was selected as the county seat. Yhe first courthouse was built in Lakeland in 1921. The second courthouse was built by Lakeland Brick & Tile Company in 1942 with J L Parrish as inspector. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1972 to 1973.



County Courthouse – Lakeland



















County Superior Court courtroom















Photos taken 2009, 2018 and 2020