Macon County is named for Nathaniel Macon, who was a United States legislator from North Carolina.
Surrounding County Courthouses:
N – Taylor County and Peach County
E – Houston County and Dooly County
S – Sumter County
W – Schley County and Taylor County
Created: December 14, 1837
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 in the center of Oglethorpe. 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.
History: The first courthouse was built in Lanier in 1837 and the building burned in 1857. The second courthouse was built in Oglethorpe in 1858. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1894 to 1895.
County Courthouse - Oglethorpe
County Superior Court courtroom
Photos taken 2013 and 2018