Early County

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Early County is named for Peter Early, who was a former governor, congressman and judge and who lived from 1773 to 1817.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Clay County and Calhoun County

E – Calhoun CountyBaker County and Miller County

S – Seminole County

W – Houston County, Alabama and  Henry County, Alabama 

 

Created:  December 15, 1818                Map of Georgia highlighting Early County

County Seat: 

Richard Grimsley House  1819 – 1826

Blakely                             1826 – present

 

County Courthouse – Blakely

 

Location:  111 Court Square / Main Street

Built:  1904 – 1905

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Morgan & Dillon

Contractor:  W T Jay

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story dark red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Blakley on the Courthouse Square. The building is cross shaped. The south front has a large portico supported by four large white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There are large windows on the second story behind the portico. On the center of the roof is a large round dome with clock and black colored dome. The interior has gray marble wainscoting, floors and stairs. The large courtroom is located at the center of the second story rising to the third story. The building was renovated in 1992 to 1994. The architect was Ellis, Ricket & Associates Architects of Valdosta and the contractor was Anderson Construction Company of Fort Gaines.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Erly County Courthouse

 

History:  The first court met at the home of Richard Grimsley. The first courthouse was built in 1825. The second courthouse was built in 1858. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1904 to 1905.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Blakely

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2020