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UGA Press book focuses on courthouses

Courthouses of Georgia
Photographs by Greg Newington;text by George Justice
University of Georgia Press
Hardcover: $34.95

The courthouses of Georgia’s 159 counties hold the keys to the history of individual families and entire communities alike. From their primary role as the temples of justice for the court system to their better-known function as the official repository of public records for significant life events, these buildings anchor many of Georgia’s town squares.

In Courthouses of Georgia, photographer Greg Newington captures the prominence and character of these great structures. His images pay tribute to the community’s investment in preserving historic courthouses for future generations and celebrate new facilities designed to accommodate expanded county programs and services. In his introduction, former Georgia House of Representatives Majority Leader Larry Walker, a UGA School of Law alumnus, shares memories of county courthouses by legislators, authors, judges and other notable state figures. Historian and UGA alumnus George Justice highlights the civic and architectural heritage of each structure to provide additional context.

Organized by the nine travel regions of Georgia, the book offers the perfect starting point for touring any of Georgia’s counties and instills an appreciation for historic preservation.