Crawford County

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Crawford County is named for William H Crawford, who was a United States Senator and United States Secretary of the Treasury.

 

Created:  December 23, 1822

County Seat: 

Knoxville  1822 – present

 

County Courthouse – Knoxville 

 

Location:  SE – State Route 42 / Hortman Mill Road

Built:  2000 – 2001

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Precision Planning Inc. of Lawrenceville

Contractor:  Piedmont Construction Group of Macon

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a one story stucco, and concrete structure. The north front has a large portico with four columns rising to a pediment extending from the sloped roof. On either side of the portico are one story section which extend from the main building. There are small dormers on the roof. Behind the portico is a large square cupola with clock and dome at the top. The building was renovated in 2009. The architect was Pieper O’Brien Herr of Alpharetta and the contractor was Paul Hogan Construction Group of Norcross.

 

Old County Courthouse – Knoxville 

 

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Location:  SW- State Highway 80 / Fairplay Hill Road

Built:  1831 – 1832

Style:  Vernacular with Greek Revival influence

Architect:  Henry Crews

Contractor:  Henry Crews and E W Dennis

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story white colored stucco and wood structure. The north front has dual steps rising to the second story entrance. The roof has a peak rising on each side.

 

Note:  There was a disagreement between Henry Crews and the County, and E W Dennis was hired to complete the courthouse. Joseph Bemille of Macon was paid by the county treasurer the sum of $270.00 for plastering the lower rooms of the courthouse.

 

Courthouses: 

Monroe County

E – Bibb County and Peach County

S – Peach County and Taylor County

W – Taylor County and Upson County 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013