Bleckley County is named for Logan Bleckley, who was a Georgia Supreme Court chief justice.
Surrounding County Courthouses:
N – Twiggs County
E – Laurens County
S – Dodge County
Created: October 2, 1912
Cochran 1912 – present
County Courthouse – Cochran
Location: 112 North 2nd Street / Cherry Street
Built: 1914 – 1915
Style: Neo-Classical Revival
Architect: Sayre & Baldwin of Anderson, South Carolina ( James J Baldwin )
Contractor: Little-Cleckler Construction Company of Anniston, Alabama
Description: The building faces southwest and is a two story brown colored brick, concrete and stone structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Cochran. The southwest front has a projecting doric tetrastyle portico with four columns that is emphasized by the domed clock tower rising in three stages directly behind the pediment. First story windows have round arches with emphasized keystones. The second story windows are rectangular. Stone quoins are used on the entry portico as well as the corners of the building, contrasting with the deep red brick. There is stone trim on the building corners. The roof line is flat. In the interior, the rotunda is still obvious on the first floor in spite of recent alterations. The County Superior Court courtroom is located on the second story and is entered from the side. Pilasters are decorative elements seen in the litigation section; they frame the bench which features a heavy entablature and pediment. The building houses the County Superior Court, County Juvenile Court, County Probate Court and Magistrate Court of the 8th Judicial District.
See: The architect, James J Baldwin also designed courthouses in Atkinson County, Bacon County, Barrow County, Candler County, Evans County, Lee County, Liberty County and Treutlen County, and in North Carolina in Cherokee County.
See: Little-Cleckler Construction Company of Anniston, Alabama also constructed courthouses in Alabama in Fayette County, Jackson County and Limestone County; in Georgia in Clarke County, Lincoln County and Walker County; and in Mississippi in Franklin County, Lawrence County, Walthall County and Webster County.
See: The 8th Judicial District includes Baldwin County, Ben Hill County, Candler County, Crisp County, Dodge County, Dooly County, Emanuel County, Greene County, Hancock County, Jasper County, Jefferson County, Johnson County, Jones County, Laurens County, Montgomery County, Morgan County, Pulaski County, Putnam County, Telfair County, Toombs County, Treutlen County, Twiggs County, Washington County, Wheeler County, Wilcox County and Wilkinson County
See: National Register of Historic Places – Bleckley County Courthouse
History: The county was created in 1912 and Cochran was selected as the county seat. The courthouse is the first and only courthouse erected in the county.
County Courthouse – Cochran
Photos taken 2013