Walker County

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Walker County is named for Freeman Walker, who was a United States Senator and an attorney from Augusta.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Hamilton County, Tennessee

E – Catoosa County, Whitfield County and Gordon County

S – Floyd County and Chattooga County

W – DeKalb County, Alabama and Dade County

 

Created:  December 18, 1833                Map of Georgia highlighting Walker County

County Seat: 

LaFayette  1833 – present

 

County Courthouse – LaFayette 

 

Location:  103 South Duke Street / Patten Street

Built:  1917 – 1918

Style:  Classical Revival and Italian Renaissance Revival

Architect:  Charles E Bearden

Contractor:  Little-Cleckler Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story cream colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of LaFayette. The building has a raised basement as the first story. There are lower north and south wings. The west front has a central entrance framed with stone. Along the front are twelve columns rising to the top of the third story with a wide horizontal header and projecting cornice below the roof line. The entablature has triglyphs and metopes inscribed with circles. The roof line is flat. In the interior, there is oak millwork. The large County Superior Court courtroom is located on the north side of the third story. The courtroom has a high ceiling with recessed ceiling squares and light fixtures. Along the rear side is a gallery with wood railing.The building houses the County Superior Court, County State Court, County Juvenile Court and County Probate Court of the 7th Judicial District.

 

See:  Little-Cleckler Construction Company of Anniston, Alabama also constructed courthouses in Alabama in Fayette County, Jackson County and Limestone Countyin Georgia in Bleckley County, Clarke County and Lincoln County; and in Mississippi in Franklin County, Lawrence County, Walthall County and Webster County.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Walker County Courthouse

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See:  The 7th Judicial District includes Barstow CountyCatoosa CountyChattooga CountyCobb CountyDade CountyDouglas CountyFloyd CountyGordon CountyHaralson CountyMurray CountyPaulding County, Polk County and Whitfield County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1833 and LaFayette was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was built in LaFayette in 1838. The courthouse burned in 1883 and the second courthouse, a two story brick structure, was built in the same year. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1917 to 1918.

 

 

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County Courthouse – LaFayette

 

 

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County Superior Court courtroom

 

 

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Photos taken 2010 and 2023