Newton County

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Newton County is named for John Newton, who was a hero of the American Revolutionary War.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Walton County

E – Morgan County and Jasper County 

S – Butts County

W – Henry County and Rockdale County 


Created:  December 24, 1821                Map of Georgia highlighting Newton County

County Seat: 

Covington  1821 – present


County Courthouse – Covington 


Location:  1124 Clark Street SW / Pace Street

Built:  1884 – 1885

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  Alexander C Bruce & Thomas H Morgan

Contractor:  James Smith of Sparta


Description:  The building faces  south and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located in the center of Covington. The south front has two large central arches on the first story with arched windows on the second story. On the southeast corner is a large square red colored brick clock tower rising four stories with black colored dome at the top. On the southwest corner is a larger square brick tower with mansard roof. The building has a mansard roof. The building overlooks the Public Square on the south side. The building was renovated in 2003. The architect was Jack Pybus and the contractor was Potts Company.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Newton County Courthouse


County Judicial Center – Covington 




Location:  1132 Usher Street NW / Hunter Street

Built:  1996 – 1998

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Milton Pate Associates

Contractor:  Beers Construction Company


Description:  The building faces east and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Covington on the north side of the courthouse. The east front has porches on the southeast and northeast corners with balconies on the second story. The center section has a long arched window. A cornice runs along the top of the second story which has arched windows. The third story has a white colored railing along the flat roof line.


History:  The first court met at the home of Martin Robb. The first courthouse was a one-room structure built in Brick House ( Covington ) in 1822 at a cost of $62. A two room courthouse was built and burned in 1883. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1884 to 1885. The Judicial Center was constructed in 1996 to 1998.


County Administration – Covington 




Location:  1113 Usher Street NE / Pace Street

Built:  2006 – 2007

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Lyman, Davidson, Dooley, Inc.

Contractor:  Hogan Construction Group


Description:  The building faces southwest and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Covington on the norteast side of the courthouse. The southwest front is rounded with four columns on the first story with recessed glass entrance. The first story is faced with rough stone. On the west side is a square tower rising four stories, The roof line is flat. .




County Courthouse – Covington


































County Judicial Center – Covington













County Administration – Covington







Photos taken 2013 and 2018