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Chattahoochee County



Courthouse
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Source: David Seibert

LocationCusseta
Date Built1976
Architecture StyleModern
DesignerBiggers, Scarbrough, Neal, Crisp & Clark
Seat InformationThe legislation creating Chattahoochee County named James R. Love, William Bagby, David M. Glann, William Wooldrige, and Joshua M. Cook as commissioners to locate a site for the county seat, purchase the land, lay it off into town lots, sell the land, and use the proceeds for construction of public buildings (Ga. Laws 1853-54, p. 288). According to Kenneth Krakow, the commissioners designated the site of the county seat on April 10, 1854, and named it Cusseta, after the former Creek town and trading post of the same name. In an act of Dec. 22, 1855, the General Assembly incorporated Cusseta and designated it as permanent county seat (Ga. Laws 1855-56, p. 362).
Courthouse DetailsAt some point after Cusseta was designated county seat, Chattahoochee County officials had the county's first courthouse erected there. A large, two-story wooden structure, the old courthouse was moved in 1974 to Westville, a composite 1850-era Georgia town consisting of restored houses and other structures in neighboring Stewart County. Here, under the sponsorship of the State Bar of Georgia, the old Chattahoochee County courthouse was restored to its original appearance. In 1975, county officials built a new one-story brick courthouse, followed by the larger county government office building adjacent to the courthouse in 1976.
County Data
Population11,267
Population 200014,882
Population Growth-24.3
County SeatCusseta
County Area251.2 Square Miles
Location MapChattahoochee County Location Map
History

Chattahoochee County was created on Feb. 13, 1854 by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1853-54, p. 288). Created from Muscogee and Marion counties, Chattahoochee County’s original boundaries were specified as:

  . . . to commence in the centre of the mouth of Upatoi Creek at the Chattahoochee River, thence up the centre of said Upatoi Creek to the old original line of Talbot County, thence South embracing two ranges of lots of land in Marion County, thence along the line dividing Muscogee and Stewart Counties to the Chattahoochee River, thence up the Chattahoochee River to the point of beginning.

Georgia’s 109th county was named for the Chattahoochee River, which forms its western boundary.

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Historical Population
YearPopulation
2010 11,267
2000 14,882
1990 16,934
1980 21,732
1970 25,813
1960 13,011
1950 12,149
1940 15,138
1930 8,894
1920 5,266
1910 5,586
1900 5,790
1890 4,902
1880 5,670
1870 6,059
1860 5,797