Jackson County Courthouse (Jefferson, Georgia)

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Jackson County Courthouse
Jackson County Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Jackson County Courthouse, photographed in 1970 (or 1974?)
Jackson County Courthouse (Jefferson, Georgia) is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Jackson County Courthouse (Jefferson, Georgia)
Jackson County Courthouse (Jefferson, Georgia) is located in the US
Jackson County Courthouse (Jefferson, Georgia)
Location GA 1, Jefferson, Georgia
Coordinates 34°7′6″N 83°34′28″W / 34.11833°N 83.57444°W / 34.11833; -83.57444Coordinates: 34°7′6″N 83°34′28″W / 34.11833°N 83.57444°W / 34.11833; -83.57444
Built 1879, 1906 (clock tower), 1978 (renovations)
Built by McGinty, M.B.
Architect Thomas, W.W.
Architectural style Classical Revival, Other
MPS Georgia County Courthouses TR
NRHP Reference # 80001096[1]
Added to NRHP September 18, 1980

Jackson County Courthouse is a two-story brick building designed by architect W.W. Thomas and built in 1879 in Jefferson, Georgia. Its Classical Revival clock tower was added in 1906. It was one of the first post-Civil War county courthouses built in Georgia. Still in use, it is unusual for surviving little-altered since construction.[2]

Courthouse in 2012

It was renovated in 1978.[2]

Its courtroom has a "Cathedral quilt" pressed metal coved ceiling and egg and dart cornices.[2]

Its architect, William Winstead Thomas (1848-1904), was president of an insurance company but also designed buildings, including the White Hall estate house outside Atlanta and at least two other courthouses.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]