Wheeler County

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Wheeler County is named for Joseph E Wheeler, who was a Confederate general.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

 Laurens County and Truetlen County

E – Montgomery County

S – Jeff Davis County and Telfair County

W – Telfair CountyDodge County and Laurens County

 

Created:  November 5, 1912                  Map of Georgia highlighting Wheeler County

County Seat: 

Alamo  1912 – present

 

County Courthouse – Alamo 

 

Location:  119 Pearl Street / Kent Street

Built:  1917 – 1918

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Edward Columbus Hosford & Company of Atlanta

Contractor:  F P Heifner

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Alamo. The southeast front has a portico with four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There are similar porticoes on each side of the building. A wide horizontal band runs along the flat roof line. On the center of the roof is a large platform, The building was renovated in 1961.

 

See:  The architect, Edward Columbus Hosford of Atlanta, Georgia..

 

History:  The first courthouse was built in Alamo in 1914. The courthouse burned in 1916 and the second and present courthouse was constructed in 1917 to 1918.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Alamo

 

 

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Photos taken 2013