Bartow County Courthouse

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This article is about the 1902 courthouse in Bartow County, Georgia. For 1869 Bartow County Courthouse, see Old Bartow County Courthouse.
Bartow County Courthouse
Old Courthouse of Cartersville, Georgia.jpg
Bartow County Courthouse is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Bartow County Courthouse
Bartow County Courthouse is located in the US
Bartow County Courthouse
Location Courthouse Sq., Cartersville, Georgia
Coordinates 34°09′57″N 84°47′52″W / 34.16592°N 84.79775°W / 34.16592; -84.79775Coordinates: 34°09′57″N 84°47′52″W / 34.16592°N 84.79775°W / 34.16592; -84.79775
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1902
Architect Golucke,J.W., & Co.; Kenneth McDonald & Co.
Architectural style Classical Revival
MPS Georgia County Courthouses TR
NRHP reference # 80000971[1]
Added to NRHP September 18, 1980

The Bartow County Courthouse, built in 1902, is an historic redbrick Classical Revival style county courthouse located on Courthouse Square in Cartersville, Bartow County, Georgia, United States. Designed by the Louisville, Kentucky architectural firm of Kenneth McDonald & Co. together with self-taught Georgia architect J. W. Golucke (James Wingfield Golucke), who is said to have designed 27 courthouses in Georgia and four in Alabama, it is Bartow County's third courthouse and the second one built in Cartersville. The first courthouse built in Cassville, while the county was known as Cass County, was burned by General Sherman's troops in 1864. In 1867 the county seat was moved to Cartersville and the second courthouse was built in 1873. It proved to be unsatisfactory because court proceedings had to be halted while trains passed by on the nearby railroad. In 1992 a courthouse annex known as the Frank Moore Administration and Judicial Center was completed. While the 1902 building is still used for some court purposes, most of the proceedings are held in the 1992 building.[2][3][4]

On September 18, 1980, the 1902 courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "University System of Georgia, Georgia Info: Bartow County Courthouse". Archived from the original on 15 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  3. ^ "University System of Georgia, Georgia Info: Bartow County Courthouse Annex". Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  4. ^ "New Georgia Encyclopedia: J. W. Golucke (1857–1907)". 1907-10-26. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 

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