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McIntosh County

McIntosh County is named for John McIntosh, who was a captain and who led a group of Scot Highlanders in the settlement of Darien.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Liberty County

E – Atlantic Ocean

S – Glynn County

W – Wayne County and Long County

 

Created:  December 14, 1793                Map of Georgia highlighting McIntosh County

County Seat: 

Darien  1793 – present

 

County Courthouse – Darien

 

Location:  310 North Way Drive / Adams Street

Built:  1872 – 1873

Style:  Federal

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story gray colored stucco structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Darien. The west front has a central section which projects from the main building with an entrance on the first story having two columns on either side and a small balcony above. On the south is a new wing which extends northwest and has the main entrance at the junction with the old section. In the interior wood stairs ascend to the second story. The County Superior Court courtroom is located at the center of the second story in the original section. The courtroom is rectangular in shape with the judge’s bench located along the side rather than at end. There is wood paneling and furniture. 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 building was remodeled after a fire in 1931. The architect was A F Comer and the contractor was Cochran Adams Company.  There was an addition added on the south side in 1980. The architect was John J Harte Associates and the contractor was Massee Builders Inc. There was fire damage in 1986. The building was renovated in 2020. The contractors were South Georgia Coast Builders, LLC and Dogwood Construction Group, Inc.

 

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, Long CountyPierce CountyScreven CountyTattnall CountyWare County and Wayne County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1793 and Darien was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was built in 1800 and was torn down by Union troops in 1864. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1872 to 1874. An ddition was constructed in 1980.

 

 

County Courthouse – Darien

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Superior Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2009, 2023 and 2024