Georgia Historic Courthouse Tour along Hwy 27

Chattahoochee County Courthouse Westville Georgia
Chattahoochee County Courthouse
Westville Georgia

Chattahoochee County Courthouse  Georgia

Chattahoochee County Courthouse

The oldest Georgia courthouse along U.S. 27 is this simple structure built in 1854 for the newly formed Chattahoochee County. Designed by an unknown carpenter/builder, it is the only antebellum wood-frame county courthouse in the state that has not undergone significant change. Among its notable features are entrances on all sides, twin stairways to the second floor courtroom, and original courtroom furnishings.

The building served Chattahoochee County for well over a century before it was replaced by a modern building on the same site. To save the old courthouse from destruction, a group of Georgians moved it in 1975 to Westville. Here, in this living history museum of the 1850's, it stands among other fascinating structures of that period.

To see the present Chattahoochee County Courthouse, travel 20 miles north of Westville to the center of Cusseta.

Chattahoochee County Board of Commissioners
P.O. Box 299
Cusseta, Georgia 31805
(706) 989-3602

Current Chattahooche County courthouse/Cusseta
From U.S. 27 southbound, on the south side of Fort Benning,
turn left at the Cusseta sign. Go about a mile;
the courthouse is on the left.
Old Chattahooche County courthouse/Lumpkin (Westville):
From U.S 27 southbound in Lumpkin, turn left (east) at Ga. 27
and go three blocks to the town square.
Follow the signs to Westville.

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