Oglethorpe County is named for James Oglethorpe, who was the founder of Georgia.
Created: December 19, 1793
Lexington 1793 – present
County Courthouse – Lexington
Location: 111 Main Street / Gilmer Street
Built: 1886 – 1887
Style: Romanesque Revival
Architect: Lorenzo G Wheeler, William H Parkins and Hannibal I Kimball
Contractor: W W McAfee and R Bondurant
Description: The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The north front has a high central clock tower with recessed entrance on the first story, large recessed window on the second story with balcony, open belfry on the fourth story and clock and steep roof at the top. On either side of the tower are large stone arches. On the second story are double arched windows. The northwest and northeast corners have square brick towers with steep roofs. On the west side is a round tower with conical roof. On the east side is a large stone arch. The roof is hipped. The building was remodeled in 1992 to 1993.
E – Wilkes County
Photos taken 2013