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.


Created:  December 15, 1818

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 the city. 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 now houses the county administration.


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 the city on spacious landscaped grounds with a slope on the south side exposing the basement level.


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



N – Rabun County

E – Oconee County, South Carolina and Stephens County

S – Banks County and Hall County

W – White County and Towns County





County Courthouse






















Photos taken 2008 and 2013