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Wheeler County

Wheeler County is named for Joseph E Wheeler, who was a Confederate general.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

 Laurens County and Truetlen County

E – Montgomery County

S – Jeff Davis County and Telfair County

W – Telfair CountyDodge County and Laurens County

 

Created:  November 5, 1912                  Map of Georgia highlighting Wheeler County

County Seat: 

Alamo  1912 – present

 

County Courthouse – Alamo 

 

Location:  119 Pearl Street / Kent Street

Built:  1917 – 1918

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Edward Columbus Hosford & Company of Atlanta

Contractor:  F P Heifner

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Alamo. A central section, square in plan, projects slightly forward and rearward, and rises above with a high stone parapet wall and a hipped roof with secondary parapet. The southeast front has a portico with four Corinthian columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There are similar porticoes on each side of the building. A wide horizontal band runs along the roof line. Brick pilasters are placed at each exterior corner. Cornices at two different levels circumscribe the building. Light-colored spandrel panels enliven the dark brick walls. In the interior there is a T-shaped plan on the first story. The entrance lobby has a tile floor. The County Superior Court courtroom is located at the center of the second story. The building houses the County Superior Court, County Juvenile Court, County Probate Court and Magistrate Court of the 8th Judicial District. The building was renovated in 1961.

 

See:  The architect, Edward Columbus Hosford of Atlanta, Georgia..

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Wheeler County Courthouse

 

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 CountyTreutlen CountyTwiggs CountyWashington CountyWilcox County and Wilkinson County 

 

History:  The county was created in 1912 and Alamo was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was built in 1914. The courthouse burned in 1916 and the second and present courthouse was constructed in 1917 to 1918.

 

 

County Courthouse – Alamo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Superior Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2013 and 2024