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Long County

Long County is named for Crawford Williamson Long, who was a Georgia native the first physician know to have performed a surgical operation in general anesthesia induced by ether.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Tattnall County and Liberty County

E – McIntosh County

S – Wayne County

W – Wayne County and Tattnall County

 

Created:  November 2, 1920                  Map of Georgia highlighting Long County

County Seat: 

Ludowici  1920 – present

 

County Courthouse – Ludowici 

 

Location:  49 McDonald Street / Boundary Street

Built:  1926 – 1927

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  George Maynard Harrington

Contractor:  George Maynard Harrington and T J Harrington

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of  Ludowici. The building has a large portico supported by four large columns rising to the pediment at the roof line. On the second story is a wrought iron balcony above the entrance. There are white colored panels between the first and second story windows. In the interior is wood trim and a wood staircase ascending to the second story. The courtroom is located at the center of the second story. There are windows behind the judge’s bench and behind the public seating area. The courtroom used to have a gallery which has been enclosed with a lowered ceiling. The building houses the County Superior Court, County State Court, County Juvenile Court, County Probate Court and County Magistrate Court of the 1st Judicial District. The architect was George Maynard Harrington and the contractor was George Maynard Harrington and T J Harrington. The building was renovated in 1974.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Long County Courthouse

 

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

 

History:  The county was created in 1920 and Ludowici was selected as the county seat. The courthouse is the first and only courthouse erected in the county.

 

 

County Courthouse – Ludowici 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Superior Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2008, 2023 and 2024