Jones County

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Jones County is named for James Jones, who was a United States Representative.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

 Jasper County and Putnam County

E – Baldwin County

S – Wilkinson County and Twiggs County

W – Bibb County and Monroe County


Created:  December 10, 1807                Map of Georgia highlighting Jones County

County Seat: 

Albany ( Clinton )  1807 – 1905

Gray                      1905 – present


County Courthouse – Gray


Location:  110 South Jefferson Street / West Clinton Street

Built:  1906 – 1907

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  James Wingfield Golucke & Company

Contractor:  Atlantic Fireproofing Company


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Gray. The east front has a projecting one story central section with large arch and recessed entrance. On either side are projecting sections which rise to peaks at the roof line. Between these sections is a large high square clock tower with open belfry, clock and dome at the top. There is a one story section on the northeast corner which extends from the main building. In the interior, there is a central rotunda with metal ceiling. The courtroom is located on the second story and there is a small courtroom on the first story. The building houses the Superior Court of the 8th Judicial Administrative District, Juvenile Court, Probate Court and Magistrate Court. On the south side is a three story buff colored brick addition constructed in 1976 to 1977 which houses the County Law Enforcement Center. The architect was Dunwoody and Company and the contractor was Warren and Associates.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Jones County Courthouse


History:  The county was created in 1807 and Albany (Clinton) was selected as the county seat. The court first met at the residence of William Jones in Albany ( Clinton ). The first courthouse was built and in 1816, the second courthouse was built. In 1905, the county seat was moved to Gray. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1906 to 1907 at a cost of $35,000.




County Courthouse – Gray





































County Law Enforcement Center – Gray







Old Courthouse Bell




Photos taken 2013 and 2018