Grady County

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Grady County is named for Henry W Grady, who was an editor or orator from Athens, Georgia.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Mitchell County

E – Thomas County

S – Leon County, Florida and Gadsden County, Florida

W – Decatur County

 

Created:  August 17, 1905                     Map of Georgia highlighting Grady County

County Seat: 

Cairo  1905 – present

 

County Courthouse – Cairo 

 

Location:  250 North Broad Street / 3rd Avenue NE

Built:  1984 – 1985

Style:  Modern Classical Revival

Architect:  Jinright & Ryan of Thomasville

Contractor:  Hollis & Spann of Dothan, Alabama

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Cairo. The west front has a large portico supported by four large white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. Behind the portico is white colored facade. Vertical white colored dividers separate the windows. A wide horizontal band runs below the roof line. On the roof are two small dormers on either side of the portico. On the north and south sides are small porticoes. The courtroom is located on the second story.

 

History:  The first courthouse was designed by Alexander Blair and constructed by J B Carr & Company in 1908 to 1809. The building was destroyed by fire in 1980. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1984 to 1985.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Cairo

 

 

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Bell from 1909 courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2018