Elbert County

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Elbert

Elbert County is named for Samuel Elbert, who was the fifteenth governor of Georgia.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Hart County

E – Anderson County, South Carolina, Abbeville County, South Carolina and McCormick County, South Carolina

S – Lincoln County and Wilkes County

W – Oglethorpe County and Madison County

 

Created:  December 10, 1790                Map of Georgia highlighting Elbert County

County Seat: 

Elberton  1790 – present

 

County Courthouse – Elberton 

 

Location:  12 South Oliver Street / Heard Street

Built:  1894 – 1895

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Rueben Harrison Hunt of Chattanooga, Tennessee

Contractor:  L L Stephenson

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Elberton. The building has a large stone trimmed arch at the center of the first story with recessed entrance. Above is a long balcony with white railings and white vertical columns rising to the protruding cornice. The roof has dormer windows. At the center over the entrance is a high square brick tower with clock and open octagonal white cupola with smaller cupola at the top. The large courtroom is located on the second story.

 

History:  The first court met at the home of Thomas A Carter on Beaverdam Creek. The first courthouse was built in Elberton 1792 to 1792. The second courthouse was built on the Courthouse Square in 1816. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1894 to 1895.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Elberton

 

 

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Photos taken 2008 and 2020