Franklin County Courthouse


9492 Lavonia Rd.
Carnesville GA 30521

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday : 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday : 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday : 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday : 8:00am - 5:00pm
Franklin County Courthouse
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On Feb. 1, 1788, the legislature appointed commissioners to select a site for the county seat and authorized them to spend up to £250 to build a courthouse and jail. New commissioners were named in 1791, and again in 1792. The next year, Franklin County's first courthouse was completed.

In 1826, the General Assembly authorized a local tax to fund construction of a new courthouse, which was completed in 1826 or 1827. That building was used until the present two-story brick courthouse was constructed in 1906 with Neo-Classical stylistic elements, including columns and buff-colored brick, and still serves as the courthouse today. The courthouse exhibits a Greek Cross plan with entrances on all four sides of the square building.

The courthouse was remodeled in 1958, and the interior was renovated in 1998.

Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Public Restrooms
  • Self-guided Tours
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
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