Dooly County

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Dooly County is named for John Dooly, who was a commander at the Battle of Kettle Creek in 1779.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

 Macon County and Houston County

E – Pulaski County and Wilcox County 

S – Crisp County

W – Sumter County


Created:  May 15, 1821                          Map of Georgia highlighting Dooly County

County Seat: 

Berrien ( Vienna )  1826 – 1836

Drayton                  1836 – 1841

Vienna                    1841 – present


County Courthouse – Vienna


Location:  104 South 2nd Street / West Union Street

Built:  1890 – 1892

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  William H Parkings

Contractor:  J P Heard


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 Vienna. The east front has a projecting center section with a one story porch with four brick pillars and recessed entrance. Above the porch are large arched windows on three sides. Above, the wall rises to a peak at the roof line. On the southeast corner is a large square red colored brick clock tower. On the north side of the front is a lower tower with high narrow turret rising above the roof line. The roof is gabled. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building was renovated in 1963. The build was further renovated in 1987 to 1988. The architect was Lee Meyer and labor was provided by the Georgia Department of Corrections.


History:  The first court met at the home of Isaac Jones. In 1823, the home of John Goldsmith became the temporary courthouse. The first courthouse was a wood structure built in Drayton in 1836. In 1841, the county seat was moved to Berrien ( renamed Vienna ). The second courthouse was built but burned in 1847. The third courthouse was built in 1849. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1890 and 1892 at a cost of $25,000.




County Courthouse – Vienna

























County Superior Court courtroom










Photos taken 2013 and 2018