Irwin County

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Irwin County is named for Jared Irwin, who was a Governor of Georgia.

 

Created:  December 15, 1818

County Seat: 

Irwinville  1818 – 1907

Ocilla       1907 – present

 

County Courthouse – Ocilla

 

Location:  301 South Irvin Avenue / West 2nd Street

Built:  1908 – 1910

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  H L Lewman

Contractor:  Falls City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The east front has a large portico with four tall columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There are similar porticoes on the north and south sides. On the center of the roof is a dark brown colored cupola with clock and dome at the top. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building was renovated in 1972. The building was further renovated in 1999 to 2000. The architect was McCall & Associates of Valdosta.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1839 in Irwinville. The second courthouse was built in 1854 in Irwinville.

 

See:  The architect, H C Lewman also designed and his company, Falls City Construction Company, built the courthouse in Stephens County. The cornerstone of each courthouse shows only Falls City Construction Company.

 

See:  The contractor Falls City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky

 

Courthouses: 

– Ben Hill County 

E – Coffee County

S – Berrien County

W – Tift County and Turner County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2013 and 2018