Greene County

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

 

Created:  February 3, 1786

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 west front has a large porch with four large white columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. 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. To the east are the old stone jail and the old sheriff residence.

 

Note:  During construction, the third story for and by the Masons of Greene County.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Greene County Courthouse

 

Courthouses: 

N – Oconee County and Oglethorp County

E – Tailaferrio County

S – Hancock County

W – Putnam County and Morgan County 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013