Glynn County

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Glynn

Glynn County is named for John Glynn, who was a member of the British House of Commons who supported the American colonies.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– McIntosh County

E – Atlantic Ocean

S – Camden County

W – Brantley County and Wayne County

 

Created:  February 5, 1777                    Map of Georgia highlighting Glynn County

County Seat: 

Frederica   1777 – 1787

Brunswick  1787 – present

 

County Courthouse – Brunswick

 

Location:  701 H Street / Reynolds Street

Built:  1990 – 1991

Style:  Modern Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Hansen Lind Meyer of Orlando, Florida

Contractor:  GMK Associates of Savannah.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Brunswick. The south front has a large portico supported by four large white columns. Above the portico is a balcony. The entrance is arched with white colored trim. A balustrade runs along the roof lines. A horizontal narrow stone band runs below the second story windows. The old courthouse is located to the south.

 

Old County Courthouse – Brunswick

 

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Location:  701 G Street / Reynolds Street

Built:  1906 – 1907

Style: Neo-Classical

Architect:  A Gifford & E S Betts

Contractor:  Miles & Bradt Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Brunswick. The south front has a large portico supported by four large columns rising to a wide header. Above the header is a balustrade. There are east and west wings which extend slightly from the main building. On the center of the roof is a octagonal open sided white dome with clock at the top and green colored roof. The building houses county offices. The new courthouse is located to the north.

 

History:  The first courthouse was built in Brunswick 1817 but the court then met in the Glynn County Academy in 1845 as the courthouse was not suitable. The second courthouse was a three story brick structure built in 1883 to 1884. The third courthouse was constructed in 1906 and 1907 which is still standing. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1990 to 1991.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Brunswick

 

 

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Old County Courthouse – Brunswick

 

 

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Photos taken 2009