Morgan County

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Morgan County is named for Daniel Morgan, who was general during the American Revolutionary War and a congressman from Virginia.

 

Created:  December 10, 1807

County Seat: 

Madison  1807 – present

 

County Courthouse – Madison 

 

Location:  384 Hancock Street / East Jefferson Street

Built:  1904 – 1905

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival and Beaux Arts

Architect:  James Wingfield Golucke of Atlanta

Contractor:  Winder Lumber Company and William De Cavin

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story red colored brick, concrete and stone structure. The southwest front has a large porch with four high columns supporting a balcony on the second story and rising to a wide header with pediment above the roof line. On the second story are three large arched windows. A wide cornice runs below the roof line. Behind the pediment is a large square white colored clock tower with clock , black colored dome and lantern at the top. On the north side is the old jail constructed in 1895.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built on the square in 1809. The second courthouse was built in 1845 and was destroyed by fire in 1916.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Walton County and Oconee County 

E – Greene County

S – Putnam County 

W – Jasper County and Walton County

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old Jail

 

 

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Photos taken 2013, 2015 and 2018