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Filming Location in Jackson, Georgia

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Hawkins Public Library from Stranger Things

This is Hawkins Public Library from the sci-fi horror series Stranger Things.

It is situated at 98 3rd Street in Jackson, Georgia.

In the show, this building is the home of the Hawkins Public Library. However, in real life, it is the Butts County Courthouse.

This is a key filming location in Season 1.

In the season finale, we learn that a humanoid creature called the Demogorgon has been using the "Upside Down" version of the library as a feeding ground.

When Joyce and Hopper enter the building, they discover the remains of Nancy Wheeler's friend, Barbara Holland, who was abducted by the creature while she was sitting beside the swimming pool at Steve Harrington's house.

Barbara's body is stuck among the vines and a strange slimy substance that looks similar to a spider's web.

During the same scene, they also see a skull belonging to another unidentified victim.

Shortly afterwards, the pair find Joyce's son, Will, who has been missing since the first episode. He is not breathing, and a vine is attached to his mouth.

Fortunately, Hopper and Nancy are able to save his life by removing the tendril and giving him CPR.

Interestingly, this filming location is just a short walk away from the alley where Jonathan Byers and Steve Harrington had their memorable fight scene.

Hawkins Public Library location

The address and the GPS coordinates for this location are as follows:


98 3rd Street, Jackson, Georgia, GA 30233, USA


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GPS coordinates

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the library are:

33.294748, -83.966920


The building is situated close to the intersection between West 3rd Street and South Mulberry Street in Jackson.

Jackson is roughly 50 miles south of Atlanta, Georgia.

A number of online guides state that the library was filmed at the Butts County Probate Court. However, that information is outdated, as the Butts County Probate Court building is now 0.3 miles west of this location.


Photos of the library and other related images.

The Upside Down

Episode 8, Season 1 - The Upside Down

Upside Down library

The "Upside Down" equivalent of the Hawkins Public Library is covered in vines.

This is where the Demogorgon brought its victims in Season 1.

At the time, it was seriously injured following an ambush at the Byers residence.

As a result, Joyce and Hopper were able to track the nest down by following the trail of blood that the creature had left behind.


Demogorgon nest

Victims are tangled up in a slimy, web-like substance.

It is likely that this is some kind of nest.

98 3rd Street

98 3rd Street, Jackson

This Google Street View image of the Butts County Courthouse was taken in April 2022.

The building was constructed in 1898. Its judicial functions stopped in 2019. There are currently plans to transform it into a tourism center.


Butts County Courthouse

This Google Street View image from 2022 shows the eastern side of the building.

Barbara Holland

Barbara Holland

Barbara Holland was attacked by the creature while she was sitting beside the pool at Steve Harrington's house.

During the scene, the creature creeps up on her from behind.

In her final appearance, the Demogorgon pulls her down into the empty "Upside Down" version of Steve's swimming pool.

Joyce and Hopper stumble across her remains while they are searching for Will in the Hawkins Public Library.

Barb's death is particularly sad, as she only attended Steve's party to please her friend Nancy.

She could have easily left the party when Nancy and Steve went upstairs. Instead, she decided to stick around and sit outside by the pool.

Will Byers

Will Byers

When Joyce finds her son Will, he is lodged in the nest, and a vine is attached to his mouth.

It is likely that these vines "feed" off of the victims that the Demogorgon brings back, as they all seem to be a part of an interconnected hive mind.

Hopper manages to free Will by pulling the vine from his mouth and then shooting it.

Shortly afterwards, Joyce realizes that her son is not breathing.

At that point, Hopper gives the boy CPR and ferociously pounds on his chest until he eventually comes back to life.

Nancy and Robin

Episode 3, Season 4 - The Monster and the Superhero

Nancy and Robin

Nancy Wheeler and Robin Buckley enter the library to do some research on an old murder case.

Clock tower

Clock tower

There is a prominent clock tower on the southern side of the building.

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