Worth County

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Worth County is named for William James Worth, who was as commandant at the United States Military Academy and an officer in the Mexican-American War.

 

Created:  December 20, 1853

County Seat: 

San Barnard  1853 – 1854

Isabella          1854 – 1904

Sylvester        1904 – present

 

County Courthouse – Sylvester

 

Location:  201 North Main Street / West Kelly Street

Built:  1983 – 1984

Style:  Modern Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Dennis & Dennis Inc. of Macon

Contractor:  Hollis & Spann of Dothan, Alabama

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The south front has a central portico supported by four columns rising to a pediment with clock at the roof line. Behind the portico is a brick center section with a square cupola rising to a red colored roof with clock and small open cupola at the top. There are portico on the east, west and north sides. There is a two story west wing.

 

Note:  The building copies the 1905 courthouse designed by James Wingfield Golucke and destroyed by fire on January 27, 1982.

 

Courthouses: 

Crisp County

E – Turner County and Tift County

S – Colquitt County

W – Mitchell County, Dougherty County and Lee County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Courthouse 1905

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2018