Union County

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Union County is named for the Federal Union showing loyalty to the national government.

 

Created:  December 3, 1832

County Seat: 

Blairsville  1832 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Blairsville 

 

Location:  1 Town Square / Paul Haralson Memorial Drive

Built:  1898 – 1899

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Golucke & Stewart

Contractor:  M B McGinty

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The northwest front has a one story porch with arched entrance. On either side are projecting sections which rise to peaks at the roof line. Above the central front is a high square bell tower with clock and steep roof at the top.

 

County Courthouse – Blairsville 

 

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Location:  65 Courthouse Street / Paul Haralson Memorial Drive

Built:  1975 – 1976

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Reynolds, Bailey, Vroom

Contractor:  Corb Collins

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story dark brown colored brick and cencrete structure. The building fhas a main entrance at the second story on the southeast front. The building descends down a slope with a first story entrance on the northwest side. The roof line is flat. The original building was a one story rectangular structure on the southeast side. In 1978 a judicial wing with courtroom was added on the northeast side. The architect was Pope/Petterfer and the contractor was Corb Collins. The building was extended northwest in 2004 to 2005 creating the two story structure with glass paneled entrance on the northwest side. The architect was Rosser International and the contractor was Merritt Construction.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Cherokee County, North Carolina and Clay County, North Carolina

E – Towns County and White County

S – Lumpkin County

W – Fannin County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013