Oconee County

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Oconee County is named for the Oconee River which means “people place” or “nation of the skunk” in the Creek Native American language.

 

Created:  February 25, 1875

County Seat: 

Watkinsville  1875 – present

 

County Courthouse – Watkinsville 

 

Location:  23 North Main Street / School Street

Built:  1938 – 1939

Style:  Stripped Classical

Architect:  William J J Chase

Contractor:  Knox Brothers Lumber Company

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The northeast front has a slightly projecting concrete center section with recessed entrance on the first story and three large windows on the second story.  The east and west sections are recessed. A narrow horizontal band runs between the floors. The roof line is flat. An addition was constructed in 1998 extending the building southwards. The architect was Brittain Thompson Bray Brown Inc. and the contractor was Salloun Construction Company, Inc.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Barrow County 

E – Clarke County and Oglethorpe County

S – Greene County

W – Morgan County and Walton County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013