Wayne County

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Wayne

Wayne County is named for Anthony Wayne, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War, and who lived from 1745 to 1796.

 

Created:  May 11, 1803

County Seat: 

Waynesville  1829 – 1873

Jesup            1873 – present

 

County Courthouse – Jesup

 

Location:  174 North Brunswick Street / East Walnut Street

Built:  1902 – 1903

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  S A Baker

Contractor:  T J Darling of Waycross

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building has a large red colored brick central tower rising four stories with a large clock at the roof. The windows are arched with a large window over the entrance. The north and south section project from the main building. The building was renovated in 1997 to 1999 and the work was done by The Georgia State Prison System. On the southeast side of the building is the Clerk’s Office constructed in 1975. The architect was Cunningham, Forehand and Stringer and the contractor was Watson-Yeargan, Inc.

 

Note:   James Wingfield Golucke & Company of Atlanta is presumed to have been the architect of the courthouse.

 

Courthouses: 

Tattnall County and Long County

E – McIntosh County and Glynn County

S – Brantley County

W – Pierce County and Appling County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2013