Fannin County

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Fannin County is named for James Fannin, who was a Georgian who fought in the War for Texas Independence and was killed at Goliad.

 

Created:  January 21, 1854

County Seat: 

Morgantown  1854 – 1895

Blue Ridge    1895 – present

 

County Courthouse – Blue Ridge

 

Location:  400 West Main Street / Church Street

Built:  2001 – 2004

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Jennings-King Architects of Dalton

Contractor:  Manhattan – The Flagler Company of Atlanta

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a three story buff and dark red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The southeast front has a large portico with four columns rising to a flat roof. The entrance is glass with a glass panel wall. Above is a peaked section with circular opening above the flat roof line. The first story is dark red colored brick on the north and south sections.

 

Old County Courthouse – Blue Ridge

 

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Location:  NW - West Main Street / Summit Street

Built:  1936 – 1937

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect: Edwards, Sayward & Robert B Logan Associates

Contractor:  Beers-Collins Company

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The front has a large portico with four high columns rising to a wide pediment at the roof line. Behind the portico the wall are colored white. The building extends northwest. The building is now The Georgia Mountain Center for the Arts.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was designed by J W Golucke and built by W W Mcfee in 1895. The building burned in 1936.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Polk CountyTennessee and Cherokee County, North Carolina

E – Union County

S – Lumpkin County and Gilmer County

W – Murray County

 

 

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Photos taken 2013