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Miller County

Miller County is named for Andrew Miller, who was a lawyer, politician and president of the Medical College of Georgia and who lived from 1806 to 1856.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Early County and Baker County

E – Baker County

S – Decatur County and Seminole County

W – Early County

 

Created:  February 26, 1856                  Map of Georgia highlighting Miller County

County Seat: 

Colquitt  1860 – present

 

County Courthouse – Colquitt 

 

Location:  155 South 1st Street / Main Street

Built:  1975 – 1977

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Tomberlin Associates Architects Inc. of Atlanta

Contractor:  S J Curry & Company of Albany

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Colquitt. The east front has a recessed entrance in the center with two large arched windows on each side. There are arches on the north, south and west sides of the building. The roof line is flat. In the interior, the large County Superior Court courtroom is located in the center of the building. The building houses the County Superior Court, County State Court, County Juvenile Court, County Probate Court and County Magistrate of the 2nd Judicial District. The building was renovated in 2012 and a white colored portico was constructed at the east entrance. The architect was Jerry R McNease of Colquitt and the contractor was CGM Construction Group LLC of Colquitt.

 

See:  The 2nd Judicial District includes Atkinson CountyBaker CountyBerrien CountyBrooks County. Calhoun CountyClay CountyClinch CountyColquitt CountyCook CountyDecatur CountyDougherty CountyEarly County, Echols CountyGrady CountyIrwin CountyLanier County, Lowndes County, Miller CountyMitchell County, Quitman CountyRandolph CountySeminole CountyTerrell CountyThomas CountyTift CountyTurner County and Worth County 

 

History:  The county was created in 1858 and Colquitt was selected as the county seat in 1860 when the county was organized. The first was built in Colquitt in 1856 and was destroyed by fire in 1873. The second courthouse was built in 1873 and was also destroyed by fire in 1904. The third courthouse was a two story brick structure designed by Alexander Blair and constructed in 1905. This building burned in 1974. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1975 to 1977.

 

  

County Courthouse before renovation 2012 – Colquitt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Couthouse after renovation 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Superior Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture 1905 County Courthouse

 

 

Photos taken 2009, 2018 and 2020