Habersham County

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Habersham

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 

 

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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.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Clarkesville

 

 

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County Judicial Center – Clarkesville

 

 

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Photos taken 2008, 2013 and 2020