Jones County

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

 

Created:  December 10, 1807

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 and 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. On the south side is a three story buff colored brick addition which houses the County Law Enforcement Center. The architect was Dunwoody and Company and the contractor was Warren and Associates.

 

History:  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.

 

Courthouses: 

Jasper County and Putnam County

E – Baldwin County

S – Wilkinson County and Twiggs County

W – Bibb County and Monroe County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Gray

 

 

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County Law Enforcement Center – Gray

 

 

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Photos taken 2013 and 2018