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.

 

Created:  December 5, 1853

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 was renovated in 2012 to 2013 and a large addition added on the east side. The building has a main entrance on the northwest corner of the second story and descends a slope towards the east side. There are large windows on the newer sections. 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.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1859. The second courthouse was designed by Bruce & Morgan and constructed in 1888. The building burned in 1947.

 

County Government Center – Jasper 

 

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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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Gilmer County

E – Dawson County

S – Cherokee County

W – Gordon County

 

 

 

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Construction 2013

 

 

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Photos taken 2013 and 2014