Berrien County Courthouse - Nashville, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lat34North
N 31° 12.408 W 083° 14.997
17R E 285645 N 3454702
Quick Description: Located in downtown Nashville, Georgia, at the courthouse square. The square is formed by Washington Ave, Jefferson St, Marion Ave and Davis Street.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/11/2012 1:20:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMDPQB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member scrambler390
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Long Description:
The Berrien County Courthouse designed by W. Chamberlain and is built of red brink. There is a clock located in the courthouse copula. A sign on the building notes that the building was restored in 1980.

The plaque reads:

Board of County Commissioners
Buford C. Connell Chairman
Ted L. Heath Vice Chairman

Eugene V. Ellis Architect
Akins, Inc, Contractor

This is a national Register
Restored assisted with
Funds from
Georgia Heritage Trust
Heritage Conservation and
Recreation Service

A historic marker at the courthouse describes the history of the county.

Berrien County

Berrien County, created by Act of Feb. 25, 1856, was named for John MacPherson Berrien, "the American Cicero," who was born Aug. 23, 1781 and died Jan. 1, 1856. He was Jusge of the Eastern Circuit, U.S. Senator and U.S. Attorney General. The county seat, Nashville, was named for Gen. Francis Nash of N.C., distinguished soldier of the Revolution. First county officers, commissioned April 21, 1856, were: Sher., John Studstill; Clk. of Courts, Richard A. Peeples; Tax Rec., John A. Money; Tax Col., John M. Futch; Cor., James Dobson; Sur., Seaborn J. Bradford; Ord., John Lindsey.


More information:
Wikipedia - John Macpherson Berrien
Wikipedia - Berrien County, Georgia
Street address:
Town Square
Nashville, GA USA

County / Borough / Parish: Berrien

Year listed: 1977

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1875-1899

Historic function: Government / Courthouse

Current function: Government / Courthouse

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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