Towns County is named for George Washington Towns, who was a Governor of Georgia.
Created: March 6, 1856
Hiawassee 1856 – present
County Courthouse – Hiawassee
Location: 48 River Street / South Berrong Street
Built: 1963 – 1964
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
South – White County
West – Union County
Photos taken 2013