Clinch County

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Clinch

Clinch County is named for Duncan L Clinch, who was a former United States Army general and a Georgia congressman.

 

Created:  February 14, 1850

County Seat: 

Magnolia    1852 – 1860

Homerville  1860 – present

 

County Courthouse – Homerville

 

Location:  100 Courtland Avenue / West Dame Avenue

Built:  1896 – 1897

Style:  Victorian and Classical Revival

Architect:  T J Darling

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces east and  is a two story white colored stucco, wood and brick structure. The building is located on the landscaped grounds of Court Square in the center ofHomerville. The east front has a large porch supported by six large pillars rising to the roof line. There is a balcony on the second story. The windows have green colored shutters. In 1936, the building was renovated under the Works Projects Administration.

 

History:  The first court met at the house of Jonathon Knight. The first courthouse was built in 1862 and burned in 1856. The second courthouse was built in 1859 and burned in 1867. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1896 to 1897.

 

Old County Jail – Homerville

 

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Location:  100 Courtland Avenue / West Dame Avenue

Built:  1894

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  T J Darling

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story white colored wood frame and brick structure. The building is located on the landscaped grounds of Court Square in the center of Homerville. The east front has a central arched entrance on the first story with a central tower rising above the hipped roof line. The west side has a one story section with hipped roof.

 

Courthouses: 

Atkinson County

E – Ware County

S – Baker County, Florida, Columbia County, Florida and Echols County

W – Lanier County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Homerville

 

 

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Old County Jail – Homerville

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2018