Lanier County

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Lanier

Lanier County is named for Sidney Lanier, who was a Georgian poet.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Berrien County and Atkinson County

E – Clinch County

S – Echols County and Lowndes County

W – Lowndes County and Berrien County

 

Created:  August 11, 1919                      Map of Georgia highlighting Lanier County

County Seat: 

Lakeland  1919 – present

 

County Courthouse – Lakeland 

 

Location:  100 West Main Street / Valdosta Road

Built:  1972 – 1973

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Thomson, Sanders & Dupree

Contractor:  Lewis Brothers of Douglas.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Lakeland. The west section has three arches with a courtyard behind with an entrance on the east and west off the courtyard. The east section is lower in height and has long vertical windows. A wide white band runs below the flat roof line. The courtroom is located in the west section.

 

History:  The first courthouse was built in Lakeland in 1921. The second courthouse was built by Lakeland Brick & Tile Company in 1942 with J L Parrish as inspector. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1972 to 1973.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Lakeland

 

 

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Photos taken 2009, 2018 and 2020