Category Archives: Georgetown GA

Quitman County Courthouse, 1939, Georgetown

The present courthouse replaced a two-story wooden structure which burned in 1920. Due to economic hard times, the county rented warehouse space for use as a temporary courthouse until this was built with federal relief funds during the Great Depression.

National Register of Historic Places

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Old Quitman County Jail, 1891, Georgetown

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This structure replaced the community’s first jail, a wooden structure built in 1859. The first sherrif of Quitman County, created in December 1858 from Randolph and Stewart Counties, was Sam Guerry. Commissioners who oversaw the building of this jail were J. E. Harris, Dr. F. M. Bledsoe, J. P. Kimble, and W. A. Cumbie. James H. Guerry was Judge of the Superior Court; M. L. Albritton was Ordinary; and G. A. Whitaker was Clerk of Court.

National Register of Historic Places

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Historic Commercial Storefronts, Georgetown

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There isn’t too much left of Georgetown’s historic downtown, but these structures, from the turn of the last century, remain in good condition.

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Georgetown United Methodist Church, 1902

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During Georgetown’s early years, Methodists and Baptists shared the Community Church.  This structure was built for the Methodist congregants by Albert N. Surles between 1901-1902 and has served them ever since.

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Post Office, Georgetown

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