Madison County

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Madison County is named for James Madison, who was the fourth President of the United States of America.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Banks County and Franklin County

E – Hart County and Elbert County

S – Oglethorpe County and Clarke County

W – Jackson County

 

Created:  December 5, 1811                  Map of Georgia highlighting Madison County

County Seat: 

Danielsville  1811 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Danielsville 

 

Location:  101 Courthouse Circle / General Daniels Avenue

Built:  1900 – 1901

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  James Wingfield Golucke & Company of Atlanta

Contractor:  Fred Wagner

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on the landscaped grounds of Courthouse Circle in the center of Danielsville. The east front has a high central tower with arched entrance on the first story and open belfry and steep roof at the top. On the southeast and northeast corners are square brick towers with steep roofs. The former courtroom is located on the second story.

 

County Courthouse – Danielsville 

 

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Location:  91 Albany Avenue / Moseley Drive

Built:  1996 – 1997

Style:  Modern

Architect:  G Hubert Jones & Associates of Marrietta

Contractor:  Salloum Construction Company, Inc. of Athens

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a one story light yellow colored stucco and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Danielsville to the south of the old courthouse. The southwest front has a wide porch with recessed entrance. Above the porch is a square tower with sloped green colored roof. The roof of the main building is sloped. The courtroom is located on the southwest side of the building. The building is the former Danielsville Elementary School and is now the Madison County Government Complex.

 

History:  The first courthouse was a wood structure built after 1811. The second courthouse was a frame structure. The third courthouse was constructed in 1900 to 1901 and is still standing. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1996 to 1997.

 

 

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Old County Courthouse – Danielsville

 

 

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County Courthouse – Danielsville

 

 

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Photos taken 2013 and 2020