Henry County

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Henry County is named for Patrick Henry, who was a patriot during the American Revolutionary War.


Created:  May 15, 1821

County Seat: 

McDonough  1821 – present


County Courthouse – McDonough 


Location:  1 Courthouse Square / Lawrenceville Street

Built:  1897 – 1898

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  J W Golucke & Stewart

Contractor:  Frank P Heifner


Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick and stone structure. The south front has a projecting large stone trimmed arch with recessed entrance at the center of the first story. On either side of the center section are projecting sections which rise to peaked roofs above the third story. Behind the center section rises a five story square clock tower with white colored brick and open section below the clock and steep roof. The roof is gabled. The building was reconstructed in 1980 to 11981. The architect was Nix, Mann & Associates, Inc. and the contractor was The Flager Company. The building was renovated in 2008. The architect was OJP Architects and the contractor was Headley Construction Corporation. On the west side is a modern two story red colored brick addition constructed in 2000 to 2003.


Note:  The courthouse constructed in 1831 was located in the center of the Public Square with gallows on the north side. When the 1897 courthouse was constructed, the building was located on the north side of the Public Square but there was not enough space to erect gallows behind the building, so the county had to rent space from the adjoining landowner


County Judicial Center – McDonough 




Location:  44 John Frank Ward Boulevard / Lawrenceville Street

Built:  2004 – 2006

Style:  Modern

Architect:  PRAD Group

Contractor:  Ordner Construction Company


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The south front has a projecting center section with three entrances on the first story. On the east and west sides of the front are projecting sections. There is a wide white colored band running below the roof line and vertical bands around the building. The roof line is flat.



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Photos taken 2013