Oglethorpe County

US States / A-G / Georgia / Oglethorpe County
1059G13

Oglethorpe County is named for James Oglethorpe, who was the founder of Georgia.

 

Created:  December 19, 1793

County Seat: 

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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Madison County and Elbert County

E – Wilkes County

S – Taliaferro County and Greene County

W – Ocenee County and Clarke County

 

 

 

1061g13

 

 

1062g13

 

 

1063g13

 

 

1064g13

 

 

1065g13

 

 

1066g13

 

 

1067g13

 

 

1068g13

 

 

1069g13

 

 

1071g13

 

 

1058g13

Photos taken 2013