Jefferson County

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


Surrounding 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


Created:  January 20, 1827                    Map of Florida highlighting Jefferson County

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, stone and concrete 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.


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.


See:  The 2nd Judicial District includes Franklin County, Gadsden CountyLeon CountyLiberty County and Wakulla County.


History:  The county was created in 1827 and Monticello was selected as the county seat. The first sessions of the court were held at the log home of John G Robinson. The first courthouse was a log structure erected in the town square in 1828. The second courthouse was a two story wooden structure built in 1834 to 1841. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1909 to 1910 at a cost of $39,412.


See:  The county is located in the First Judicial District of the Court of Appeal – First Judicial District located in Tallahassee.




County Courthouse – Monticello
















Photos taken 2009