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Dodge County Courthouse
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Dodge County Courthouse (Georgia) is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Dodge County Courthouse (Georgia)
Location in Georgia (U.S. state)
Dodge County Courthouse (Georgia) is located in the United States
Dodge County Courthouse (Georgia)
Location in the United States
Location Eastman, Georgia
Built 1908
Built by M.L. Lewman & Co.
Architect Edward Columbus Hosford
Architectural style Classical Revival
MPS Georgia County Courthouses TR
NRHP reference No. 80001012
Added to NRHP September 18, 1980
Dodge County Courthouse
Courthouse in 2013

The Dodge County Courthouse is a historic courthouse building located in Eastman, Georgia. Built in 1908, it was designed by Eastman-born American architect Edward Columbus Hosford, who is noted for the courthouses and other buildings that he designed in Florida, Georgia and Texas. The builder was M.L. Lewman & Company. This was the very first courthouse Hosford had ever designed. His commission was controversial because his father, Charlie Columbus Hosford, was a member of the building committee appointed by the county commissioners. Since Edward C. Hosford then lived in Atlanta, it was rumored that he was going to farm the project out to the more experienced architect who had been bypassed in order to give him the commission, but he moved back to Eastman and did all the work himself.

On September 18, 1980, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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