Meriwether County

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Meriwether

Meriwether County is named for David Meriwether, who was a congressman from Georgia.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

 Coweta County

E – Spalding CountyPike County and Upson County

S – Talbot County and Harris County

W – Troup County

 

Created:  December 14, 1827                Map of Georgia highlighting Meriwether County

County Seat: 

Greenville  1827 – present

 

County Courthouse – Greenville 

 

Location:  100 Court Square / La Grange Highway

Built:  1902 – 1905

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  James Wingfield Golucke & Company of Atlanta

Contractor:  W W McAfee.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Greenville. On each side are porticoes supported by four columns rising to pediments at the roof line. There is white colored stone trim at the corners and a stone base. On the center of the roof is a white colored octagonal dome with black colored roof, clock and small cupola at the top with a statue of Justice. The building was almost destroyed by fire on January 27, 1976 and was reconstructed from 1977 to 1980. The architect was Biggers, Scarbrough, Neal, Crisp & Clark of Columbus and the contractor was Williams Construction Company of Columbus.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Meriwether County Courthouse.

 

History:  The first courthouse was a two story brick structure built in 1832. The building was damaged by a tornado in 1893. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1902 to 1904.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Greenville

 

 

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Photos taken 2010