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Treutlen County

Treutlen County is named for John A Treutlen, who was Georgia’s first state governor following the adoption of the constitution of 1777.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

 Johnson County and Emanuel County

E – Emanuel County

S – Toombs CountyMontgomery County and Wheeler County

W – Laurens County

 

Created:  December 19, 1793                Map of Georgia highlighting Treutlen County

County Seat: 

Soperton  1813 – present

 

County Courthouse – Soperton 

 

Location:  203 2nd Street / West Georgia Avenue

Built:  1920 – 1921

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  James J Baldwin

Contractor:  I P Crutcfield

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story light red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Soperton. On the southeast front is a large portico supported by four large Doric columns supporting a pediment at the roof line. White colored horizontal trim runs above the second story windows with a projecting cornice above that. On the center of the roof is a narrow octagonal cupola with windows and clock. The roof line is flat. In the interior there is a cross plan with all entrances remaining open. The plaster walls have been painted a light green color and asbestos tile and carpeting have been added. Double staircases lead to the second story County Superior Court courtroom where the balcony has been enclosed for storage area. The old judge’s bench is framed by a heavy wooden pediment and pilasters. The wooden balustrade between the spectator and litigation sections have been retained. The building houses the County Superior Court, County State Court, County Juvenile Court, County Probate Court and Magistrate Court of the 8th Judicial District. 

 

See: The architect, James J Baldwin also designed courthouses in Atkinson CountyBacon CountyBarrow County, Bleckley CountyCandler CountyEvans County, Lee County and Liberty Countyand in North Carolina in Cherokee County.

 

See:  The 8th Judicial District includes Baldwin CountyBen Hill CountyBleckley CountyCandler CountyCrisp CountyDodge CountyDooly CountyEmanuel CountyGreene CountyHancock CountyJasper CountyJefferson CountyJohnson CountyJones CountyLaurens CountyMontgomery CountyMorgan CountyPulaski CountyPutnam CountyTelfair CountyToombs CountyTwiggs CountyWashington CountyWheeler CountyWilcox County and Wilkinson County 

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Treutlen County Courthouse

 

History:  The county was created in 1918 and Soperton was selected as the county seat. The first and present courthouse was constructed in 1920 to 1921.The cost of construction was $75,000.

 

 

County Courthouse – Soperton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Superior Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2008 and 2018