Jefferson County

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Jefferson

Jefferson County is named for Thomas Jefferson, who was President of the United States from 1801 to 1809.

 

Created:  January 20, 1827

County Seat:

Monticello  1828 – present

 

County Courthouse – Monticello 

 

Location:  1 Courthouse Circle / Jefferson Street

Built:  1909 – 1910

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Edward Columbus Hosford of Atlanta, Georgia

Contractor:  Mutual Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky

 

Description: The building faces south and is a two story white colored stucco and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Monticello. The south front has a high portico supported by four large white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The motto “Sum Cuique” (To each his own) is inscribed over the doors. There are porticos on all four sides of the building. A balustrade runs along the roof line. On the center of the roof is a large octagonal dome with clock and a small cupola at the top.

 

Note:  The bid by Mutual Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky for construction of the courthouse was $39,412.

 

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

 

See: The contractor, Mutual Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky, constructed courthouses in Baker CountyLafayette County, Pasco County and Polk County; and in Georgia in Harris County.

 

Courthouses: 

– Thomas County, Georgia and Brooks County, Georgia

E – Madison County and Taylor County

S – Gulf of Mexico

W – Wakulla County and Leon County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2009