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.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Polk CountyTennessee and Cherokee County, North Carolina

E – Union County

S – Lumpkin County and Gilmer County

W – Murray County

 

Created:  January 21, 1854                    Map of Georgia highlighting Fannin County

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 building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Blue Ridge. 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:  420 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 building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Blue Ridge to the south of the courthouse. 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.

 

See:  The architect William A Edwards of Edwards, Sayward & Robert B Logan Associates also designed the courthouse in Tift County.

 

History:  The first court met at Joab Addington’s Store.  The first courthouse was built in Morgantown. In 1895, the county seat was moved to Blue Ridge where the second courthouse was designed by J W Golucke and built by W W Mcfee in 1895 to 1896. The building burned in 1936. The third courthouse was constructed in 1936 to 1937 and is still standing. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 2001 to 2004.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Blue Ridge

 

 

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Old County Courthouse – Blue Ridge

 

 

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Photos taken 2013