Clarke County

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Clarke County is named for John Clarke, who was a Governor of the State of Georgia.


Created:  December 10, 1812

County Seat:

Grove Hill  1812 – present


County Courthouse – Grove Hill


Location:  114 Court Street / Clark Street

Built:  1955 – 1956

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:   Charles H McCauley

Contractor:   S J Curry & Company


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story dark red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Grove Hill. The east front has a portico supported by four columns rising to a pediment at the top of the second story. The central section behind the portico is gray concrete with a peaked roof line. Two wide horizontal concrete bands run above the vertical windows which are narrow. There are north and south wings with stone trimmed entrances. The most southerly wing extends eastwards. In 2007, an addition was constructed. The architect was P H & J Architects and the contractor was Consolidated Construction.


History:  In 1820, Clarksville was designated as the county seat. The county seat was moved to Grove Hill in 1831 and the first courthouse, a one story frame structure was built. The second courthouse was designed and constructed by F B Hull and W S Hull in 1889. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1955 and 1956.



N – Marengo County

E – Wilcox County and Monroe County

S – Monroe County and Baldwin County

W – Washington County and Choctaw County





County Courthouse – Grove Hill













Photos taken 2009