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Old 09-22-2013, 05:25 AM   #59
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Quitman County, Georgetown GA







Location: Georgetown

Date Built: 1939

Architectural Style: Stripped Classical with Colonial Revival elements

Designer: T.F. Lockwood, Jr.

At some point soon after creation of Quitman County, a wooden two-story courthouse was built in Georgetown. That structure burned in 1920. A rented warehouse was used as a temporary courthouse until a new one could be built. Apparently county revenues were insufficient to fund construction of a new courthouse -- a problem compounded with arrival of the Depression. Quitman County took advantage of federal relief funds to build the one-story brick courthouse in 1939.
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