Bibb County

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Bibb County is named for Nathaniel Macon, who was a former United States Speaker of the House of Representatives and a Senator from North Carolina.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Monroe County  and Jones County

E – Twiggs County

S – Houston County and Peach County

W – Crawford County

 

Created:  December 9, 1822                  Map of Georgia highlighting Bibb County

County Seat: 

Macon  1822 – present

 

County Courthouse – Macon 

 

Location:  601 Mulberry Street / 2nd Street

Built:  1870 – 1871

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Gurdon Paine Randall of Chicago

Contractor:  George S Herbard

 

Description:  The building faces east and  is a four story red colored brick, concrete and stone structure. The building is located in the center of Macon. The east front has an arched entrance on the first story with four columns rising from the second story to the third story with windows between. A horizontal band runs between the first and second stories and between the third and fourth stories where a cornice projects from the building. On the center of the roof is a dome with green colored roof. The interior floors are marble. During construction the superintendent was Jere Fuss. In 1922 to 1924, the building was reconstructed. The architect was Curran R Ellis and contractor was Southern Ferro Concrete Company. During construction, the superintendent was L R Samford. In 1926, the fourth story was added to house the jail. In 1940, the building was remodeled under the Works Project Administration. The modern addition on the west side was constructed in 1979. The architect was Britain, Thompson, Olson & Bray of Macon and the contractor was Amerson Construction Company of Macon.

 

See:  The architect, Gurdon Paine Randall of Chicago also designed the courthouses in Illinois in Montgomery County and Morgan Countyin Indiana in Benton County and Marshall Countyand in Michigan in Menominee County

 

History:  The county was created in 1822 and Macon was selected as the county seat. first courthouse was a one room building built in 1825, The second courthouse was a brick structure built in 1828. The third courthouse was a three story structure constructed in 1870. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1924 as a reconstruction of the third courthouse.

 

                     

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County Courthouse – Macon

 

 

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Photos taken 2013 and 2018