Macon County

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

 

Created:  December 14, 1837

County Seat: 

Lanier         1837 – 1856

Oglethorpe  1856 – present

 

County Courthouse – Oglethorpe

 

Location:  121 South Sumter Street / Chatham Street

Built:  1894 – 1895

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Walter Chamberlin of Knoxville, Tennessee

Contractor:  Wagner & Gorenflo

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story red colored brick and wood structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds and the southwest front has a central one story porch with four columns rising to a balcony on the second story. On the second story is a large central window. Square brick towers flank the central entrance and rise above the roof line. On each corner of the building are square tower with steep roofs. On the center of the roof is a large white colored cupola with open belfry and clock and dome above. The building was renovated in 1994. The architect was W Lane Greene and the contractor was Daniel Construction Company.

 

See:  Walter Chamberlin of Knoxville, Tennessee used the similar design for the courthouses at Berrien County and Gibson County, Tennessee.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in Lanier in 1837 and the building burned in 1857. The second courthouse was built in Oglethorpe in 1858.

 

Courthouses: 

Taylor County and Peach County

E – Houston County and Dooly County 

S – Sumter County

W – Schley County and Taylor County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2013 and 2018