In 1975, the new Colquitt County Memorial Hospital opened, leaving the old Vereen Memorial Hospital building vacant. Because of a need for office space for county government agencies, the Colquitt County commission moved many county offices into the old hospital building. That facility, however, proved inadequate to the needs of county agencies.,
In 2000, Colquitt County voters agreed to a $6 million local option sales tax to build a new 41,000-square-foot courthouse annex in downtown Moultrie. Two owners of vacant buildings across the street from the northeast corner of courthouse square donated their property, and the city of Moultrie contributed a large parking lot.
Dedication ceremonies for the annex were held on April 27, 2003.
The two-story brick building involves a mixture of architectural styles. The entrance has Classical Revival features, including six Ionic columns supporting a portico with a triangle pediment, arched windows, and a cornice at the top of the exterior walls.
There is one thing that makes the courthouse annex different from all other buildings in downtown Moultrie. In all other cases, the building’s entrance faces a particular street. However, the entrance to the Colquitt County’s Courthouse Annex faces the corner where two streets intersect.