Floyd County

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Floyd County is named for John Floyd, who was a General and later served in the Georgia General Assembly and United States Congress.

 

Created:  December 3, 1832

County Seat: 

Livingston  1833 – 1834

Rome         1834 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Rome

 

Location:  3 Government Plaza / North 5th Avenue

Built:  1892 – 1893

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Alexander C Bruce & Thomas H Morgan

Contractor:  Patton Sash & Door Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story red colored brick structure. The north front has an arch at the recessed entrance on the first story. The northeast corner has a high square brick clock tower with open section and steep roof at the top. The former courtroom is located on the second story.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in Livingston in 1833. The next courthouse was built in Rome in 1840.

 

County Courthouse – Rome

 

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Location:  3 Government Plaza / North 5th Avenue

Built:  1993 – 1994

Style:  Modern

Architect:  James W Buckley & Associates of Rome

Contractor:  Holden Construction Company of Atlanta

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The center section projects from the main building with the entrance towards the east on the first story and having a canopy with large arched window on the third story. There are two large arched windows on the first story. The roof line is flat.

 

County Administration – Rome

 

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Location:  12 East 4th Avenue / East 1st Street

Built:  1895 – 1896

Style:  Second Renaissance Revival

Architect:  Alexander C Bruce & Thomas H M organ

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story yellow colored brick structure. The building served as the post office from 1896 until 1974 and as the Floyd County Courthouse from 1974 until 1996. The Commissioner’s Chamber is located on the second story. The architect for the conversion to a courthouse was Bothwell, Jenkins & Stay and the contractor was Abco Builders, Company.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Chattooga County and Walker County

E – Gordon County and Bartow County

S – Polk County

W – Cherokee CountyAlabama 

 

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Administration

 

 

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Photos taken 2010 and 2018