Bacon County

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Bacon County is named for Augustus Octavius Bacon, who was a United States Senator.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Jeff Davis County and Appling County

E – Appling County

S – Pierce County and Ware County

W – Coffee County 

 

Created:  November 3, 1914          Map of Georgia highlighting Bacon County

County Seat: 

Alma  1914 – present

 

County Courthouse – Alma 

 

Location:  502 West 12th Street / South Dixon Street

Built:  1918 – 1919

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  James J Baldwin

Contractor:  R W Wimbish

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Alma. The northeast front has a large portico with four high white colored columns rising to a pediment with circular window, at the roof line.  The second story windows are arched. On the roof is a white octagonal cupola with clock and gold colored dome at the top. The old courtroom is locted on the second story and the courtroom is located on the second story of the addition. An addition was constructed in 2000, on the southwest side which fans out from the original building.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Bacon County Courthouse

 

History:  The courthouse is the first and only courthouse erected in the county. 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Alma

 

 

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Old Courtroom

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2020