Greene County

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Greene County is named for Nathanael Greene, who was a hero during the American Revolutionary War.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Oconee County and Oglethorp County

E – Tailaferrio County

S – Hancock County

W – Putnam County and Morgan County 


Created:  February 3, 1786                    Map of Georgia highlighting Greene County

County Seat: 

Greensboro  1786 – present


County Courthouse – Greensboro 


Location:  113 North Main Street / East Green Street

Built:  1848 – 1849

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  David Demarest of Athens and Atharates Atkinson of Madison

Contractor:  David Demarest of Athens and Atharates Atkinson of Madison


Description:  The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Greensboro. The west front has a large porch with four large white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The interior has dual stairs rising to the courtroom on the second story. A third story was added  for and by the Masons of Greene County and served as a meeting room until 1897. On the north and south sides are small one story additions. The building was remodeled in 1938.. The architect was F Arthur Hazard and the contractor was Knox Brothers Lumber Company of Thomson. On the east side is a modern three story addition constructed in 1998.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Greene County Courthouse


History:  The first courthouse was a log structure built after 1786. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1848 to 1849.




County Courthouse – Greensboro
















County Courthouse Addition – Greensboro













Old County Jail – Greensboro




Old Sheriff Residence – Greensboro

Photos taken 2013