Butts County

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Butts County is named for Samuel Butts, who was a member of the Georgia Militia killed in the battle against the Creek Indians during the War of 1812.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Henry County and Newton County

E – Jasper County

S – Monroe County and Lamar County

W – Spalding County and Henry County


Created:  December 24, 1825                Map of Georgia highlighting Butts County

County Seat: 

Jackson  1825 – present


County Courthouse – Jackson 


Location:  25 3rd Street / Oak Street

Built:  1897 – 1898

Style:  High Victorian Eclectic with Colonial Revival

Architect:  Alexander C Bruce & Thomas H Morgan

Contractor:  John H McKenzie & Son


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Jackson. The south front has a central one story porch with three arches and balcony on the second story. On the east side is a large square dark red colored brick clock tower with open arches on the third story and clock and steep roof above. At the west end of the building is a large square tower with sloped roof. The roof is hipped.


History:  The first court met at the house of Jacob Holly.  The first courthouse was a log structure built in 1826. The second courthouse was a larger structure built in 1827 and which burned. The third courthouse was built in 1828 and the fourth courthouse was built in 1860 but was burned in 1864 during the Civil War. The fifth and present courthouse was constructed in 1897 to 1898.


County Administration – Jackson 




Location:  625 West 3rd Street / Old Griffin Road

Built:  2005 – 2008

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Pete Sutton & Associates

Contractor:  Malone Construction for Phase I and Hogan Construction for Phase II


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story cream colored stucco, glass and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious grounds on the west side of the center of Jackson to the west of the courthouse. The north front has high porch rising to a square tower with clock. The roof line is flat.




County Courthouse – Jackson


































County Administration – Jackson










Photos taken 2013 and 2018