Jasper County

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Jasper County is named for William Jasper, who was a Sergeant in the American Revolutionary War.

 

Created:  December 23, 1833

County Seat: 

Big Springs  1833 – present   ( Second Judicial District )

Paulding      1833 – present   ( First Judicial District )

* Jasper County has two county seats

 

County Courthouse – Big Springs 

 

Location:  27 8th Avenue West / 6th Street

Built:  1973 – 1974

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Charles P McMullan & Associates of Jackson

Contractor:  James Reeves Contractor, Inc

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds on the south side of the center of the city.  The north front of the rectangular shaped building has a central entrance which projects from the main building with an extended overhang supported by four concrete pillars.. Vertical concrete dividers are between the vertical windows. The roof line is flat and overhangs the building. The building houses the court for the Second Judicial District.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1905.

 

County Courthouse – Paulding

 

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Location:  1782 Highway 503 / County Road 16

Built:  1971 – 1972

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Charles L Proper and Associates

Contractor:  Dan R Hall

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a one story brown colored brick structure. The building forms a “T” shape with a wing extending northwest. The southeast front has a central entrance with a large overhanging canopy supported by two brick pillars. There are no windows. The flat roof overhangs the building and along the center, the roof is sloped.. The building houses the court for the First Judicial District.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1933.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Newton County

E – Clarke County

S – Wayne County and Jones County

W – Smith County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Big Springs

 

 

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County Courthouse – Paulding

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2017