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 style

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 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.


Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1899.



N – Marengo County

E – Wilcox County and Monroe County

S – Monroe County and Baldwin County

W – Washington County and Choctaw County

















Photos taken 2009