Murray County

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Murray County is named for Thomas W Murray, who was the Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives in 1825.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Bradley CountyTennessee and Polk County, Tennessee

E – Fannin County and Gilmer County

S – Gordon County

W – Whitfield County

 

Created:  December 3, 1832                  Map of Georgia highlighting Murray County

County Seat: 

Spring Place  1832 – 1913

Chatsworth    1913 – present

 

County Courthouse – Chatsworth

 

Location:  121 North 3rd Avenue / West Market Street

Built:  1916 – 1917

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Alexander Blair

Contractor:  H J Carr & Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Chatsworth. The east front has a large portico with four columns rising to a wide header at the roof line. Along the header is a balustrade. The front entrance is framed and there are small pediments above the second story corner windows. The center section on the north and south sides are recessed and have framed entrances. A wide cornice run along the roof line. On the center of the roof is a large low octagonal dome.

 

History:  The first court met in Spring Place. The first courthouse was a two story brick structure built in Spring Place in 1886.  The county seat was moved to Chatsworth in 1913. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1916 to 1917.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Chatsworth

 

 

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Photos taken 2013