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.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Baker County and Dougherty County

E – Worth County and Colquitt County

S – Thomas CountyGrady County and Decatur County

W – Baker County

 

Created:  December 21, 1857                Map of Georgia highlighting Mitchell County

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 and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Camilla. 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 has white colored marble walls and is located on the second story. The building was a Works Projects Administration project.

 

History:  The first courthouse was a two story wood structure built in Camilla in 1858. The building burned and was replaced by the second courthouse in 1869 which was also a two story wood structure. The third courthouse was designed by Bruce and Morgan and constructed by Dawson Variely Manufacturing Company in 1890. The building was torn down when the fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1936 to 1937.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Camilla

 

 

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Cornerstone 1890 County Courthouse

 

 

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Picture 1890 County Courthouse

Photos taken 2009 and 2018