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.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Walton County and Oconee County 

E – Greene County

S – Putnam County 

W – Jasper County and Walton County

 

Created:  December 10, 1807                Map of Georgia highlighting Morgan County

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 building is located in the center of Madison. 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.

 

History:  The first courthouse was built on the square in 1809. The second courthouse was built in 1845 and was destroyed by fire in 1916. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1904 to 1905.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Madison

 

 

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Old County Jail – Madison

 

 

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Photos taken 2013, 2015 and 2018