Georgia Historic Courthouse Tour along Hwy 27

Chattooga County Courthouse Summerville Georgia
Chattooga County Courthouse
Summerville Georgia

Chattooga County Courthouse Summerville Georgia

In 1908, after some prodding by the local newspaper, the Chattooga County Board of Roads and Revenue agreed that their old brick courthouse should be replaced with a larger and more up-to-date building. After hearing about a splendid new courthouse being built in Baxley, a town of similar size in southeastern Georgia, the board members decided to travel there and see it for themselves. They must have been thoroughly impressed because the Chattooga courthouse is nearly identical to the Baxley structure.

Designed by the Bryan Architectural Firm of St. Louis, Missouri, the Neoclassical Revival building features pedimented porticoes with two-story Corinthian columns on the north, east, and west sides. On the south side, facing a narrow street, is a simpler entrance flanked by four Corinthian pilasters. A domed clock tower rises above the hipped roof of the building's core.

On the second floor, directly beneath the tower, is the courtroom which is distinguished by a large arched stained glass window behind the judge's bench. This window depicts the Georgia state seal, a three-columned arch guarded by a soldier, with the motto " Wisdom, Justice and Moderation."

Chattooga County Chamber of Commerce
P.O.Box 217
Summerville, Georgia 30747
(706) 857-4033
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On Hwy 27, downtown Summerville, on the right if southbound.

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