Macon County

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Macon County is named for Nathaniel Macon, who was a United States legislator from North Carolina.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Elmore CountyTallapoosa County and Lee County

E – Lee County and Russell County

S – Bullock County

W – Montgomery County


Created:  December 18, 1832                                                    Map of Alabama highlighting Macon County

County Seat:

Tuskegee  1832 – present


County Courthouse – Tuskegee


Location:  101 East Rosa Parks Avenue / North Main Street

Built:  1905– 1906

Style:  Richardsonian Romanesque

Architect:  James Wingfield Golucke & Company of Atlanta, Georgia

Contractor: C G Totherow & Company of Birmingham


Description:  The building  faces southeast and is a three story buff colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Tuskegee. The southeast front has a high seven story square brick clock tower with steep roof. There are octagonal towers on either side of the clock tower. On the west side is a three arched porticoes. The courthouse is the only courthouse in Alabama that has gargoyles locate at each corner of the clock tower. The courtroom is located on the second story.  The building is named as the Judge Aubrey Ford Jr. Justice Center. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 5th Judicial Circuit and the County District Court and County Probate Court.


See:  The architect, James Wingfield Golucke of Atlanta designed many courthouses and jails in Georgia and Alabama.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Macon County Courthouse


See:  The 5th Judicial Circuit includes Chambers County, Randolph County and Tallapoosa County.


History:  The county was created in 1832 ans Tuskegee was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a log cabin built in 1833 in the center of Tuskegee on the town square. The second courthouse was designed by Charles Ordeman and built in 1853. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1905 to 1906 at a cost of $42,000.




County Courthouse – Tuskegee




























County Circuit Court courtroom

















Photos taken 2010 and 2020