Whitfield County

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Whitfield County is named for George Whitefield, who established the Bethesda Orphanage near Savannah in 1840.

 

Created:  December 30, 1851

County Seat: 

Dalton  1851 – present

 

County Courthouse – Dalton 

 

Location:  205 North Selividge Street / West King Street

Built:  2003 – 2006

Style:  Modern

Architect:  JKH Architects LLC

Contractor:  Turner Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story light red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The center of the building projects from the main building and has the main entrance on the first story and glass panels rising from the second to third stories with a triangular panel below the peak at the roof line. The peaked roof runs west along the center section which rises above the main building. To the north are four peaked roofs with triangular panels and glass panels below. The peaks of each section run west to similar peaks on the west side of the building. On the south side is a section with one peak and a large section with flat roof line which incorporated the old 1961 building.

 

Note:  The old courthouse constructed in 1891 stood on the same floor plan as the new center section of the present courthouse. The old courthouse had a high clock tower. In 1961, a new courthouse was constructed on the south side. The architect was Abreu and Robeson and the contractor was T L Kiker. The current courthouse was constructed around the existing 1961 building and the old 1891 courthouse was torn down.

 

County Administration #1 – Dalton 

 

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Location:  301 West Crawford Street / South Selividge Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure.

 

County Administration #2 – Dalton 

 

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Location:  214 West King Street / Northh Selividge Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Bradley CountyTennessee

E – Murray County

S – Walker County

W – Walker County

 

 

 

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This photo shows the 1891 courthouse which faced east ( photo courtesy of Gary Brown, Director of Building & Grounds, Dalton )

 

 

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This photo shows the 1961 courthouse which faced east ( photo courtesy of Gary Brown, Director of Building & Grounds, Dalton )

 

 

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This photo shows the west side of the 1961 courthouse ( photo courtesy of Gary Brown, Director of Building & Grounds, Dalton )

Photos taken 2013