Screven County

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Screven County is named for James Screven, who was a brigadier general in the American Revolutionary War.

 

Created:  December 14, 1793

County Seat: 

Rocky Ford    1793 – 1797

Jacksonboro  1797 – 1847

Sylvania         1847 – present

 

County Courthouse – Sylvania

 

Location:  216 Mims Road / W T Sharpe Drive

Built:  1964 – 1965

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Sewell & Associates of Savannah

Contractor:  McKnight Construction of Augusta

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is surrounded by landscaped grounds. The center entrance is recessed with a yellow colored overhang. The northwest wing is higher and solid brick. The building has a sloped green colored roof.

 

Note:  In 1897, county officials contracted with Algernon Blair of Montgomery, Alabama. to build a new two story brick courthouse for $15,000 over the site of the former courthouse. This courthouse was torn down in 1963 and the new courthouse was constructed further west from the town square.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Burke County and Allendale County, South Carolina

E – Allendale County, South Carolina and Hampton County, South Carolina

S – Effingham County and Bulloch County

W – Jenkins County 

 

 

 

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Old 1897 courthouse

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008