Harris County

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Harris County is named for Charles Harris, who was a noted lawyer and mayor of Savannah.


Created:  December 14, 1827

County Seat: 

Hamilton  1827 – present


County Courthouse – Hamilton 


Location:  102 North College Street / Barnes Mill Road

Built:  1908 – 1909

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Edward Columbus Hosford of Atlanta

Contractor:  Mutual Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick structure. The west front has a large portico supported by six large white columns rising to a wide pediment at the roof line. There is a balcony on the second story.  A wide eave runs below the roof line. An addition was constructed on the east side in 1998. The architect was JRA Architects Inc. and the contractor was DE/TE Builders, Inc.


See:  The architect, Edward Columbus Hosford of Atlanta, Georgia..


See: The contractor,  Mutual Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky, constructed courthouses in Florida in Baker CountyJefferson County, Lafayette County, Pasco County and Polk County.



N – Troup County

E – Talbot County

S – Muscogee County 

W – Lee County, Alabama and Chambers County, Alabama 






















Photos taken 2010