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Quitman County

Quitman County is named for John A Quitman, who was a Governor of Mississippi and who served in the Mexican War.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Stewart County

E – Randolph County

S – Clay County

W – Henry County, Alabama and Barbour County, Alabama 

 

Created:  December 10, 1858                Map of Georgia highlighting Quitman County

County Seat: 

Georgetown  1858 – present

 

County Courthouse – Georgetown 

 

Location:  1110 Main Street / Middle Street

Built:  1938 – 1939

Style:  Stripped Classical with Colonial Revival

Architect:  T Firth Lockwood, Jr.

Contractor:  D M Still

 

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 Georgetown. The east front has a recessed centre section with for vertical concrete dividers. The roof is hipped. In the interior, the County Superior Court courtroom is located at the center and has a wooden floor and furnishings. The building houses the County Superior Court, County Juvenile Court, County Probate Court and 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 CountyLanier County, Lowndes County, Miller CountyMitchell County, Randolph CountySeminole CountyTerrell CountyThomas CountyTift CountyTurner County and Worth County 

 

History:  The county was created in 1858 and Georgetown was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a wood two story structure built in Georgetown after 1858. The courthouse burned in 1920. The second courthouse was a rented warehouse. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1939.

 

 

County Courthouse – Georgetown

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Superior Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2010