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.
Created: December 24, 1825
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 and 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.
County Administration – Jackson
Location: 25 West 3rd Street / Old Griffin Road
Built: 2005 – 2008
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. The north front has high porch rising to a square tower with clock. The roof line is flat.
Photos taken 2013 and 2018