Towns County

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Towns County is named for George Washington Towns, who was a Governor of Georgia.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Clay County, North Carolina

E – Rabun County and Habersaham County

S – White County

W – Union County

 

Created:  March 6, 1856                         Map of Georgia highlighting Towns County

County Seat: 

Hiawassee  1856 – present

 

County Courthouse – Hiawassee 

 

Location:  48 River Street / South Berrong Street

Built:  1963 – 1964

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Henry M Whitehead, Jr.

Contractor:  Gilmer Moody

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Hiawassee and is rectangular. The northeast front has a large porch supported by seven pillars rising to arches below the roof line. The central entrance has glass panels rising to the second story. The roof extends out from the building on all sides. The roof line is flat.

 

History:  The first courthouse was built in Hiawassee in 1857.  The second courthouse was constructed in 1905. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1963 to 1964.

 

 

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County Courthouse - Hiawassee

 

 

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Photos taken 2013