Rabun County

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Rabun County is named for William Rabun, who was the thirty-first governor of Georgia from 1817 to 1819.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Clay County, North Carolina Macon County, North Carolina and  Jackson County, North Carolina

E – Oconee County, South Carolina

S – Habersham County

W – Towns County 


Created:  December 15, 1818                Map of Georgia highlighting Rabun County

County Seat: 

Claytonsville  1821 – 1823

Clayton          1823 – present


County Courthouse – Clayton


Location:  25 Courthouse Square / West Savannah Street

Built:  1967 – 1968

Style:  Modern

Architect:  John J Harte Associates Inc.

Contractor:  Hagaman Construction Company Inc.


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story gray colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building sits on edge of a ravine on landscaped grounds in the center of Clayton. The east front has a large central section with high rectangular opening having a recessed entrance and large arched glass window above. Red brick faces the first story which has vertical concrete divides separating the windows. On the second story, the window groupings protrude. The roof is a green color and a small square white colored cupola with clock and green colored dome rises from the building center. The building houses the County Superior Court, County Juvenile Court,  County Probate Court and County Magistrate Court of the 9th Judicial Administrative District.


History: The county was created in 1821 and Claytonsville was selected as the county seat in 1821. The county seat was moved to Clayton in 1823. The first court was held at the residence of Daniel Love. The first courthouse was built in 1824. The second courthouse was built in 1838 and served until 1878. Court was held in the Masonic Lodge until 1908 when the third courthouse was built. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1967 to 1968.




County Courthouse – Clayton

























Photos taken 2008 and 2013