Terrell County

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Terrell County is named for William Terrell, who was a planter, Congressman, state legislator from Sparta.


Created:  February 16, 1856

County Seat: 

Dawson  1856 – present


County Courthouse – Dawson 


Location:  205 East Lee Street / Stonewall Street

Built:  1892 – 1893

Style:  High Victorian

Architect:  William H Parkins

Contractor:  J B Sample


Description:  The building faces north and is a three story red colored brick and stone structure. The north front has two large granite stone arches in the center with recessed porch and entrance. On the east side is a five story square red colored brick clock tower with clock, turrets and steep roof. Further east is a tall narrow round tower with silver colored conical roof. On the west side is a large square red colored brick tower rising four stories with a tall narrow tower on the northwest corner. On the first story is rough granite stone facing. The roof is hipped. The building was renovated in 2009. The architect was Robert W Brown and the contractor was Warden James W McClung.


Note:  The building was constructed using Georgia clay for the bricks and Georgia granite. The cost was $36, 832.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Terrell County Courthouse


County Courthouse Annex – Dawson 




Location:  513 South Main Street / Forrester Drive

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick structure.  The building has a flat roof line and was the old National Guard Armory. The building houses the county offices.



– Webster County and Sumter County

E – Lee County 

S – Dougherty County and Calhoun County

W – Randolph County



































Photos taken 2013