Cuthbert is a town of about 4000 located in Southwest Georgia, along US Highway 82 near the intersection with US Highway 27. Cuthbert is in a predominantly agricultural area and is the county seat of Randolph County. The Randolph County Courthouse was built by the Atlanta architectural firm of Kimball, Wheeler and Parkins using the Queen Anne style of architecture. It was built in 1886 replacing two earlier courthouses. Interestingly, this is the second county in Georgia named after a Virginia statesman named Randolph. The first one changed the name after Randolph sponsored a piece of legislation that angered many people in Georgia.
My latest visit to Cuthbert was to the farm of one of my sister's old friends from college. This is a fairly typical farm in Southern Georgia. Of special note is the spring fed pond in Photo 4 which was dug in 1940 and was used by a local church for baptisms. There was also about a 3 foot alligator in the irrigation pond.
The Cuthbert City Park is the location of the first courthouse (built in 1836) and the 2nd (built in 1842). The current courthouse is one block away and was built in 1886. The Andrew Female College was also built nearby.
the piget bar-b-q is an excellent barbecue restaurant in cuthbert. excellent pork, beef, and chicken barbecue moderately priced. one of my favorite barbeque joints in georgia. a great place to have lunch when in cuthbert.