Macon County

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

 

Created:  December 18, 1832

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 and stone structure. The southeast front has a high seven story square brick clock tower with steep roof. At the top of the tower are gargoyles. There are octagonal towers on either side of the clock tower. On the west side is a three arched potico. The building overlooks the town square.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1833 in the center of the town square. The next courthouse was designed by Charles Ordeman and built in 1853. The present courthouse was constructed for a cost of $42,000 and was completed in November 1906.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Macon County Courthouse

 

Courthouses: 

– Elmore County, Tallapoosa County and Lee County

E – Lee County and Russell County

S – Bullock County

W – Montgomery County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009