Gordon County

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Gordon County is named for William Washington Gordon, who was the first Georgian to graduate from West Point and the first president of the Central Georgia Railroad.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Whitfield County and Murray County

E – Gilmer County and Pickens County

S – Barstow County and Floyd County

W – Floyd County and Walker County


Created:  February 13, 1850                  Map of Georgia highlighting Gordon County

County Seat: 

Calhoun  1850 – present


County Courthouse – Calhoun 


Location:  100 South wall Street / South Court Street

Built:  1961 – 1962

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Cunningham & Forehand

Contractor:  Gann Construction Company


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Calhoun. The west front has a one story portico with four columns rising to a pediment below the roof line. The windows are vertical with panels between the first and second stories. The mansard roof has dormer windows.


History:  The first courthouse was a two story brick structure built in 1852 and was destroyed by a severe storm in 1888. The second courthouse was designed by William Parkins and constructed by William Dowling in 1889 and was torn down in 1961. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1961 to 1962.




County Courthouse – Calhoun
















Photos taken 2013