Schley County

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Schley County is named for William Schley, who was a Governor of Georgia and a congressman.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Taylor County

E – Macon County and Sumter County

S – Sumter County

W – Marion County

 

Created:  December 22, 1857                Map of Georgia highlighting Schley County

County Seat: 

Ellaville  1857 – present

 

County Courthouse – Ellaville 

 

Location:  14 South Broad Street / Oglethorpe Street

Built:  1899 – 1900

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Golucke & Stewart

Contractor:  Algernon Blair

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Ellaville. The east front has a small enclosed brick porch with arched entrance. On either side are large arched windows. The center section of the second story is recessed with projecting sections on either side rising to pointed roof lines. On the center of the roof is a large white colored brick clock tower with clock and steep roof at the top. The courtroom is located on the second story. To the west is the Old County Jail built in 1893.

 

History:  The first courthouse was built in Ellaville in 1858. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1899 to 1900.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Ellaville

 

 

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Old County Jail – Ellaville

 

 

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Photos taken 2013