Charlton County

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Charlton County is named for Robert M Charlton, who was a United States Senator.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Ware County and Brantley County 

E – Camden County and Nassau County, Florida

S – Baker County, Florida

W – Baker County, Florida and Ware County


Created:  February 18, 1854                  Map of Georgia highlighting Charlton County

County Seat: 

Trader’s Hill  1854 – 1901

Folkston        1901 – present


County Courthouse – Folkston


Location:  1520 North 3rd Street / Main Street

Built:  1928 – 1929

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival and Georgian Revival

Architect:  Roy A Benjamin

Contractor:  Basil P Kennard.


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Folkston. The west front has a recessed porch with four columns rising to a header with a pediment containing a clock. A balustrade runs along the roof line. There is stone trim around the porch, windows and corners of the building. There are small on story wings on the north and south sides. The building was renovated in 1978. The architect was O’Sreen Suttles and the contractor was Richard Walker Construction Company.


See:  The 1st Judicial District includes Appling CountyBacon County, Brantley CountyBulloch CountyBryan CountyCamden CountyChatham CountyCoffee CountyEffingham CountyEvans CountyGlynn CountyJeff Davis CountyJenkins CountyLiberty County, Long CountyMcIntosh CountyPierce CountyScreven CountyTattnall CountyWare County and Wayne County.


History:  The first courthouse was a two story wooden structure built in Trader’s Hill in 1856. The courthouse burned in 1877. It is presumed that the second courthouse was built. In 1901, the county seat was moved to Folkston. The third courthouse was designed by T J Darling and constructed in 1902 and burned in 1928. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1928 to 1929.




County Courthouse – Folkston







County Superior Court courtroom










Photos taken 2009