Montgomery County

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Montgomery

Montgomery County is named for Richard Montgomery, who was a Brigadier General in the Continental Army during the American Civil War.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Treutlen County 

E – Toombs County

S – Jeff Davis County

W – Wheeler County

Created:  December 19, 1793                Map of Georgia highlighting Montgomery County

County Seat: 

William Neal House      1794 – 1797

Arthur Lott Plantation    1797 – 1801

Ebenezer Church          1802 – 1812

Mount   Vernon             1813 – present

 

County Courthouse – Mount Vernon

 

Location:  400 South Railway Avenue / East Church Street

Built:  1905 – 1907

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Alexander Blair III of Macon

Contractor:  J H McKenzie & Son

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Mount Vernon. The west front has a large portico supported by four large white colored columns supporting a wide header with balustrade. White colored stone trim decorated the tops of the windows and the building corners. On the center of the roof is a large white colored octagonal dome with clock. The courtroom is located on the second story.

 

History:  The first court met at the residence of William Neal and in 1797 at the plantation of Arthur Lott. In 1813, Mount Vernon was designated as the county seat and the first courthouse was built. Several courthouses were built and the present courthouse was constructed in 1905 to 1907.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Mount Vernon

 

 

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County Courthouse 2013 with white colored dome – Mount Vernon

 

 

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Courtroom 2013

 

 

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Photos taken 2008, 2013 and 2020