Echols County

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Echols

Echols County is named for Robert Echols, who was a State representative and State senator from Georgia and who died during the Mexican War.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

 Lowndes CountyLanier County and Clinch County

E – Clinch County

S – Columbia County, Florida and Hamilton County, Florida

W – Lowndes County

 

Created:  December 13, 1858                Map of Georgia highlighting Echols County

County Seat: 

Statenville  1859 – present

 

County Courthouse – Statenville 

 

Location:  110 Highway 94 East /  Highway 129

Built:  1956

Style:  Modern

Architect:  W Conner Thomson

Contractor:  Elza D Smith Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Statenville. The west front has a recessed entrance with glass walls. The north and south wings are joined by the central entrance. The windows extend to the roof line. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located on the west side of the building.

 

History:  The first courthouse was a frame structure built in 1859 in Statenville. The second courthouse was a two story wood structure built in the 1870’s and which burned in 1897. The Masonic Hall served as temporary courthouse until the third courthouse was built by L W Mattox in 1899. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1956.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Statenville

 

 

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Picture 1899 County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2020