Oconee County

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Oconee

Oconee County is named for the Native American Hitichi Creek word meaning “land of springs” and the name was picked up from the Yuchi Tribe which resided in the region.

 

Created:  January 29, 1868

County Seat: 

Walhalla  1868 – present

 

County Courthouse – Walhalla 

 

Location:  205 West Main Street / South Tugaloo Street

Built:  1999 – 2001

Style:  Modern

Architect:  FJ Clarke Incorporated

Contractor:  M B Kahn Construction Company Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a five story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building has a rounded central section on the first and second stories having a glassed entrance. The central section rises to a peak with vertical concrete bands between the window sections. On the east and west are similar protruding sections with vertical dividers. Dark red colored  brick faces the base of the building.

 

Old County Courthouse – Walhalla 

 

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Location:  209 West Main Street / South Church Street

Built:  1955 – 1956

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Bissett, Carlisle & Wolff of Columbia

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story brick, concrete and stone structure. The building fsits on a rise. The entrance with glass panels above, is along the west side of the north front. Vertical concrete dividers separate the vertical windows. The building stands empty.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by E H McCollough in 1901.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Jackson County, North Carolina and Transylvania County, North Carolina

E – Pickens County

S – Anderson County, Hart County, Georgia and Franklin County, Georgia

W – Stephens County, Georgia, Habersham County, Georgia and Rabaun County, Georgia

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008 and 2013