Toombs County

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Toombs County is named for Robert Toombs, who was a famous politician, an unreconstructed secessionist, United States Representative and United States Senator.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Treutlen County and Emanuel County

E – Tattnall County

S – Appling County and Jeff Davis County

W – Montgomery County

 

Created:  August 18, 1905                     Map of Georgia highlighting Toombs County

County Seat: 

Lyons  1905 – present

 

Former County Courthouse – Lyons

 

Location:  100 Courthouse Square / NW Broad Street

Built:  1964 – 1965

Style:  Modern

Architect:  W P Thompson, Jr.

Contractor:  Scott-Robinson Company.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Lyons. The building forms a “U” shape with an east and west wing. On the south side, the building has a row of windows with vertical white colored dividers in the center section. On the west side is a higher section with long narrow windows and contains the courtroom. The building has a sloped roof. The building houses the Superior Court and Magistrate Court of the 8th Judicial District. The courthouse will be torn down when the fourth courthouse construction is completed.

 

County Courthouse – Lyons

 

Location:  Victory Drive

Built:  2021 – 2023

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Hussey Gay Bell

Contractor:  TQ Contractors of Metter

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Lyon on the west side of rge former courthouse. The first story has white colored stone facing. The center section on the east front projects and has two columns on the second to third stories with recessed windows. On the center of the roof is an octagonal silver colored dome. In the interior are four courtrooms. The building houses the Superior Court and Magistrate Court of the 8th Judicial District.

 

History:  The county was created in 1905 and Lyons was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was designed by George C Thomason and J W Golucke and built in 1906. The building was destroyed by fire in 1917 and was rebuilt in 1919 as the second courthouse. The architect was Alexander Blair and the contractor was Little & Phillips. The third courthouse was constructed in 1964 to 1965 and will be torn down. The fourth and present courthouse is under construction at a cost of $35,000,000.

  

 

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County Courthouse – Lyons

 

 

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Cornerstone 1906 County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2008 and 2020