Mitchell County

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Mitchell

Mitchell County is named for Henry Mitchell, who was a hero of the American Revolutionary War and former president of the Georgia Senate, and who lived from 1760 to 1839.

 

Created:  December 21, 1857

County Seat: 

Camilla  1858 – present

 

County Courthouse – Camilla 

 

Location:  11 West Broad Street / North Court Avenue

Built:  1936 – 1937

Style:  Art Deco and Stripped Classical

Architect:  William J J Chase

Contractor:  Griffin Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story gray colored stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The south front has a projecting center section with three vertical windows having the entrance in the center of the first story. At the top is a clock. The east and west wings extend south from the main building. The courtroom is located on the second story. This was a Works Projects Administration project.

 

Note:  The 1890 courthoase designed by Bruce and Morgan and built by Dawson Variely Manufacturing Company was torn down when the new courthouse was constructed.

 

Courthouses: 

Baker County and Dougherty County

E – Worth County and Colquitt County

S – Thomas County, Grady County and Decatur County

W – Baker County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2018