Towns County

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


Created:  March 6, 1856

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 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.



North  – Clay County, North Carolina

East    – Rabun County and Habersaham County

South – White County

West   – Union County

















Photos taken 2013