Harris County

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

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Troup County

E – Talbot County

S – Muscogee County 

W – Lee County, Alabama and Chambers County, Alabama 

 

Created:  December 14, 1827                Map of Georgia highlighting Harris County

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 three story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Hamilton. 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. The main ebtrance is located at the center of the south side. The old courtroom is located on the west side of the third story. A red colored brick and concrete 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.

 

History:  The first courthouse was a log structure used until 1831 when the second courthouse was built. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1908 to 1909.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Hamilton

 

 

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Photos taken 2010 and 2020