Pickens County

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Pickens County is named for Andrew Pickens, who was a general during the American Revolutionary War and who led a campaign against the Cherokee Indians.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Gilmer County

E – Dawson County

S – Cherokee County

W – Gordon County


Created:  December 5, 1853                  Map of Georgia highlighting Pickens County

County Seat: 

Jasper  1853 – present


County Courthouse – Jasper 


Location:  50 North Main Street / Depot Street

Built:  1949 – 1950

Style:  Stripped Classical

Architect:  Richard Nash and Eugene Bothwell of Bothwell and Nash

Contractor:  Building Committee using convict labor


Description:  The building faces west and is a three story white colored marble clad, red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Jasper. The building is clad with locally quarried marble. Interior details include terrazzo floors, wainscoting, and ornamental staircases. The first floor contains county offices and two vaults connected by perpendicular hallways. The second floor contains a courtroom, jury room, and offices for the judge and judicial staff members. The architect was Richard Nash and Eugene Bothwell of Bothwell and Nash and contractor was convict labor. The building was renovated in 2012 to 2013 and a large addition added on the east side. The architect was JKH Architects of Dalton and the contractor was New South Construction of Atlanta.


Note:  In 1949, the construction of the courthouse was completed by convict labor under the supervision of the Building Committee: Alonzo Cagle, Homer Chastain, T A Chastain, Carl Darnel, Will Evans, W A Hamrick, T E Johnson, O L Mullins, Will Poole, E L Sartor, Y T Tarple, L E Tate, Brady Turner and Paul Walker.


History:  The first courthouse was built in 1859. The second courthouse was designed by Bruce & Morgan and constructed in 1888. The building burned in 1947. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1949 to 1950.


County Government Center – Jasper 




Location:  1266 East Church Street / Samaritan Drive

Built:  1966 – 1967

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Laurence W Dabney & Associates

Contractor:  Mann & Massee, Inc.


Description:  The building faces northeast and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building was constructed as the Pickens County Hospital and sold to the county in 2006.




County Courthouse – Jasper































Construction Addition 2013
















Photos taken 2013 and 2014