Macon County

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Macon County is named for Nathaniel Macon, who was a United States Senator.

 

Created:  January 18, 1842

County Seat: 

Lafayette  1842 – present

 

County Courthouse – Lafayette

 

Location:  Public Square / Main Street

Built:  1932 – 1933

Style:  Moderne and Art Deco

Architect:  George D Waller

Contractor:  L E Tate & Son of Nashville and Florence, Alabama

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on the landscaped grounds of the Public Square in the center of the city. The southwest front has a slightly projecting center section with entrance on the first story and double windows above on the second story. A horizontal belt runs above the second story windows. On the northwest side is a one story addition. The roof line is flat. The building was renovated in 1972. The architect was Clemmons & Gingles and the contractor was Howard A Smith. The building houses the county administration since the Judicial Center was constructed in 2002.

 

Note:  Previous courthouses were built in 1844, 1861 and 1901.

 

See:  The contractor  L E Tate & Son of Nashville and Florence, Alabama also constructed the courthouse in Decatur County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Allen County, Kentucky and Monroe County, Kentucky

E – Clay County and Jackson County

S – Smith County and Trousdale County

W – Sumner County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2014