Fulton County

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Fulton County is named for Robert Fulton, who was the inventor of the first successful steamboat, and who lived from 1765 to 1815.

 

Surrounding Copunty Courthouses: 

N – Cherokeee County and Forsyth County

E – Gwinnett CountyDeKalb County and Clayton County

S – Fayette County and Coweta County

W – Carroll CountyDouglas County and Cobb County

 

Created:  December 20, 1853                Map of Georgia highlighting Fulton County

County Seat: 

Atlanta  1853 – present

 

County Courthouse – Atlanta 

 

Location:  136 Pryor Street NW / Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Built:  1911 – 1914

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival / Beaux Arts Classisism

Architect:  Anthony Ten Eyck Brown and Morgan and Dillon, Architects

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a ten story gray colored stone and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Atlanta and is the largest public structure built in the classical idiom in Atlanta. The inset section of six giant Corinthian semidetached columns overpowers the modest arched entrances, and looks tightly squeezed in a facade otherwise punctured by utilitarian openings. This arrangement contributes to the general impression of heaviness and mismatched proportions.

 

See:   Anthony Ten Eyck Brown also designed the courthouse in Cherokee County and Clarke County and in Florida in the Miami-Dade County,

 

County Justice Center – Atlanta 

 

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Location:  195 Central Avenue SW / Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Built:  1991 – 1993

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a nine story concrete, steel and glass structure. The building is located in the center of Atlanta on the east side of the courthouse. The building has many courtrooms and is connected to the Charles L Carnes Justice Center Building on the south side of the old courthouse. Constructed in 1959, the three story building is a glass and concrete structure..  Both buildings were renovated in 1996.

 

History:  The first courthouse was the City Hall designed by Columbus Hughes and built in 1853. The second courthouse was a two story red colored brick structure built in 1882 at the corner of Hunter Street and Pryor Street. The architect was Parkins & Bruce and the contractor was Patrick Lynch,. An annex was constructed in 1897, The architect was Grant Wilkins and the contractor was Gude & Walker. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1911 to 1914 at a cost of $1,250,000. In 1991 to 1993, the Justice Center was constructed on the east side of the courthouse.

 

History:  In 1931, Campbell County and Milton County were merged into Fulton County.

 

See:  Located in the county are the Georgia Supreme Court and the Georgia Court of Appeal.

 

Other Courthouses

 

Atlanta Municipal Courthouse            Old Campbell County Courthouse – Fairburn

 

 

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County Courthouse – Atlanta

 

 

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County Justice Center – Atlanta

 

 

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Charles L Carnes Justice Center Building – Atlanta

 

 

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Photos taken 2013, 2018 and 2020