List of United States federal courthouses in Georgia

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Following is a list of current and former courthouses of the United States federal court system located in Georgia. Each entry indicates the name of the building along with an image, if available, its location, and the dates during which it was used for each such jurisdiction, and, if applicable the person for whom it was named, and the date of renaming. In the late 1800s to the middle 1900s, it was common for federal courthouses to double as United States Post Offices.

Lists of courthouses[edit]

District of Georgia[edit]

The District of Georgia was established on September 24, 1789 by the Judiciary Act of 1789. It was divided into a northern and southern district in 1848.

List of federal courthouses of the District of Georgia
Location Courthouse Date complete Image Street address Dates of use Notes

Northern District of Georgia[edit]

The Northern District of Georgia was established on August 11, 1848.

List of federal courthouses of the Northern District of Georgia
Location Courthouse Date complete Image Street address Dates of use Notes
Atlanta Elbert P. Tuttle U.S. Court of Appeals Bldg 1911 Elbert-P-Tuttle-US-Courthouse-01.jpg 56 Forsyth Street NW 1911-1978 Currently used for the United States Court of Appeals.
Richard B. Russell Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse 1978 Richard B. Russell Federal Building and Courthouse, Atlanta (Fulton County, Georgia).jpg 75 Spring Street SW 1978-Present Named for Governor and U.S. Senator Richard Russell, Jr.
Athens U.S. Post Office and Courthouse 1906 TransparentPlaceholder.png 1906-1926 Part of the Middle Distict of Georgia after 1926.
Gainesville Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse (Gainesville, Georgia) 1910 Federal Building-U.S. Courthouse, Gainesville (Hall County, Georgia).jpg 126 Washington Street 1910-Present NRHP-listed (refnum 74000684)
Newnan Lewis R. Morgan Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse TransparentPlaceholder.png 18 Greenville Street Named for Court of Appeals judge Lewis Render Morgan.
Rome Floyd County Administration Building 1896 Floyd County Administration Building; Rome, Georgia; June 23, 2011.JPG 1896-1978 Still in existence.
NRHP-listed (refnum 80001067).
Became the Floyd County, Georgia county courthouse in 1978.
Currently an administration building.
197? TransparentPlaceholder.png 600 East First Street 197?-Present

Southern District of Georgia[edit]

The Southern District of Georgia was established on August 11, 1848.

List of federal courthouses of the Southern District of Georgia
Location Courthouse Date complete Image Street address Dates of use Notes
Albany United States Post Office and Courthouse (Albany, Georgia) 1912 U.S. Post Office and Courthouse (n.d., ca. 1912), Albany (Dougherty County, Georgia).jpg 337 West Broad Avenue 1912-1926 Still in existence.
Previously part of Southern District of Georgia.
Athens U.S. Post Office and Courthouse 1906 TransparentPlaceholder.png 1906-1926 Part of the Middile District of Georgia after 1926.
Augusta United States Post Office and Courthouse (Augusta, Georgia) 1916 U.S. Post Office and Court House , Augusta (Richmond County, Georgia).jpg 500 Ford Street NRHP-listed (refnum 99001648)
Brunswick Frank M. Scarlett Federal Building 1959 Frank M. Scarlett Federal Building, Brunswick (Glynn County, Georgia).jpg 805 Gloucester Street 1959-Present Named for District Court judge Francis Muir Scarlett in 1975.
Dublin J. Roy Rowland Federal Courthouse 1935 J. Roy Rowland United States Courthouse, Dublin (Laurens County, Georgia).jpg 100 North Franklin Street 1935-Present Named for U.S. Rep. J. Roy Rowland.
Macon 1887 TransparentPlaceholder.png 100 North Franklin Street 1887-190?
William Augustus Bootle Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse 1908 GA-Macon 1908 1 Ref.jpg 475 Mulberry Street 1908-1926 Part of the Middle District of Georgia in 1926.
Renamed in 1998 for District Court judge William Augustus Bootle
Still in existence.
Savannah Tomochichi Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse 1899 Tomochichi Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse (Chatham County, Georgia).jpg 125 Bull Street 1899-Present Named for Creek leader Tomochichi
NRHP-listed (refnum 74000663)
Statesboro Prince H. Preston Federal Building 19?? TransparentPlaceholder.png 52 Main Street 19??-Present Named for U.S. Rep. Prince Hulon Preston, Jr.
Valdosta United States Post Office and Courthouse (Valdosta, Georgia) (1910) 1910 TransparentPlaceholder.png 1910-1926 Part of Middle District Court after 1926
Still in existence.
Valdosta City Hall since 1970.
Waycross United States Post Office and Courthouse (Waycross, Georgia) 1913 U.S. Post Office and Court House (1935), Waycross (Ware County, Georgia).jpg 605 Elizabeth Street 1913-1975 Still in existence
Currently vacant.
NRHP-listed (refnum 80001258)
1975 TransparentPlaceholder.png 601 Tebeau Street 1975-Present

Middle District of Georgia[edit]

The Middle District of Georgia was established on May 28, 1926 from portions of the North and Southern District.

List of federal courthouses of the Middle District of Georgia
Location Courthouse Date complete Image Street address Dates of use Notes
Albany United States Post Office and Courthouse (Albany, Georgia) 1912 U.S. Post Office and Courthouse (n.d., ca. 1912), Albany (Dougherty County, Georgia).jpg 337 West Broad Avenue 1926-19?? Still in existence.
Previously part of Southern District of Georgia.
C. B. King U.S. Courthouse Federal Courthouse, Albany.JPG 201 West Broad Avenue Named for Pioneering African American lawyer C. B. King.
Athens U.S. Post Office and Courthouse 1906 TransparentPlaceholder.png 1926-1942 Previously part of the Northern Distict of Georgia before 1926.
United States Post Office and Courthouse (Athens, Georgia, 1942) 1942 U.S. Post Office and Court House (1942) Athens (Clarke County, Georgia).jpg 115 Hancock Avenue 1942-Present
Columbus U.S. Post Office and Courthouse 1933 U.S. Post Office and Court House, Columbus (Muskogee County, Georgia).jpg 120 12th Street 1933-Present NRHP-listed (refnum 80001207)
Macon William Augustus Bootle Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse 1908 GA-Macon 1908 1 Ref.jpg 475 Mulberry Street 1926-Present Previously part of the Southern District of Georgia.
Renamed in 1998 for District Court judge William Augustus Bootle.
Thomasville United States Courthouse and Post Office (Thomasville, Georgia) 1962 Thomas County Federal Building, Georgia.JPG 404 North Broad Street 1962-Present
Valdosta United States Post Office and Courthouse (Valdosta, Georgia, 1910) 1910 TransparentPlaceholder.png 1926-1968 Previously part of Southern District of Georgia.
Still in existence.
Valdosta City Hall since 1970.
United States Post Office and Courthouse (Valdosta, Georgia) 1968 Federal Building Valdosta.jpg 401 N. Patterson Street 1968-Present

Court of Appeals[edit]

When the court of appeals system was established on June 16, 1891 the northern and southern districts of Georgia were designated part of the Fifth Circuit. The federal court districts of Georgia became part of Eleventh Circuit when it was established on October 1, 1981.

List of federal courthouses of the court of appeals
Location Courthouse Date complete Image Street address Dates of use Notes
Atlanta Elbert P. Tuttle U.S. Court of Appeals Bldg 1911 Elbert-P-Tuttle-US-Courthouse-01.jpg 56 Forsyth Street NW Named for Court of Appeals judge Elbert Tuttle in 1989.
Part of the 11th Circuit.

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