Habersham County

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Habersham County is named for Joseph Habersham, who was a Continental Congress member, a soldier in the Continental Army and the Postmaster General of the United States.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Rabun County

E – Oconee County, South Carolina and Stephens County

S – Banks County and Hall County

W – White County and Towns County


Created:  December 15, 1818                Map of Georgia highlighting Habersham County

County Seat: 

Clarkesville  1818 – present


County Courthouse – Clarkesville 


Location:  555 Monroe Avenue / Washington Street

Built:  1964 – 1965

Style:  Modern

Architect:  David Cuttino, Jr.

Contractor:  Harper Builders Inc.


Description:  The building faces southeast and is a three story buff colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building sits on a side of a rise on landscaped grounds in the center of Clarkesville. The southeast front has a large square yellow colored clock tower. The second story has large dark glass windows and the third story has vertical narrow windows. The building has a flat roof. In 1983, the combination bell tower and elevator were added to the front of the building. The building is now slated to be demolished.


County Judicial Center – Clarkesville 




Location:  295 Llewellyn Street / Stanford Mill Road

Built:  2011 – 2013

Style:  Modern

Architect:  HOK Group, Inc.

Contractor:  Potts Construction Inc.


Description:  The building faces north and is a four story steel frame, white colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the south part of Clarkesville on spacious landscaped grounds with a slope on the south side exposing the basement level. The northeast corner has a circular tower with columns. The roof line is flat.


Note:  The project manager was Ponds & Company and other contractors were Erudite Engineers, Inc of Canton and Reeves + Young.


History:  The first courthouse was a small wooden structure built in 1821. In 1832, the second courthouse was a two story brick structure was built. The third courthouse a two story brick structure was built in 1898. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1964 to 1965. The County Judicial Center was constructed in 2011 to 2013.




County Courthouse – Clarkesville






















County Judicial Center – Clarkesville



















Photos taken 2008, 2013 and 2020