Bartow County

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Bartow County is named for Francis Bartow, who was a Colonel during the First Battle of Manassas ( Bull Run ).

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Gordon County 

E – Cherokeee County 

S – Cobb CountyPaulding County and Polk County

W – Floyd County

 

Created:  December 3, 1832                  Map of Georgia highlighting Bartow County

County Seat: 

Cassville      1832 – 1867

Cartersville  1867 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Cartersville

 

Location:  135 West Cherokee Avenue / North Erwin Street

Built:  1902 – 1903

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Kenneth McDonald & Company and James Wingfield Golucke & Company of Atlanta

Contractor:  Fred Wagner

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Cartersville. The southeast front has a large portico with six columns rising to a wide pediment at the roof line. There is a balcony on the second story. On the center of the roof is a large octagonal dome with clock and gold colored roof at the top. The courtroom is located on the second story.

 

County Judicial Center – Cartersville

 

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Location:  West Cherokee Avenue / North Erwin Street

Built:  1991 – 1992

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Brackett Associates

Contractor:  Womack Construction Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story brown colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Cartersville  to the west of the old courthouse. The building forms an “L” shape with the east section having a long porch on the first story supported by pillars. The roof line is flat. At the west end of this section is the main entrance which projects from the main building rises to a peak above the roof line. Adjoining on the west side is a rectangular section which extends south and has a flat roof line.

 

Old County Courthouse – Cartersville

 

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Location:  3 East Church Street / North Museum Drive

Built:  1869

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and wood structure. The building is located in the center of Cartersville and was constructed as the second courthouse. The windows of the rectangular shaped building has arched windows and a hipped roof. The building is now the Bartow History Museum. 

 

History:  The first county seat in 1832 was Cassville and the first courthouse was built but was burned in 1864 during the Civil War. The county seat was moved to Cartersville in 1867 and the second courthouse was built in 1869 to 1873 and is still standing. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1902 to 1903.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Cartersville

 

 

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County Judicial Center – Cartersville

 

 

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Old Country Courthouse – Cartersville

 

 

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Photos taken 2013, 2018 and 2020