Talbot County

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Talbot County is named for Matthew Talbot, who was a Governor of Georgia.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Meriwether County and Upson County 

E – Upson County and Taylor County

S – Taylor County, Marion County and Chattahoochee County

W – Muscogee County and Harris County

 

Created:  December 14, 1827                Map of Georgia highlighting Talbot County

County Seat: 

Talbotton  1827 – present

 

County Courthouse – Talbotton 

 

Location:  26 South Washington Avenue / Monroe Street

Built:  1892 – 1893

Style:  Queen Anne

Architect:  Alexander C Bruce & Thomas H Morgan

Contractor:  Westbrook & Bennett ( W B Bennett ) of Barnesville

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Talbotton. The northeast corner has a high square red clocked brick clock tower with steep roof. The southeast corner has a squat bell-shaped tower. The arched entry has the date of construction in molded terra cotta. The windows are arched and rectangular of various sizes. The roof is hipped. In the interior, the floors and stairs are wood. Tall narrow doorways have corner blocks with a bulls-eye motif. The first story has a small County Superior Court courtroom. The large County Superior Court courtroom is located on the second story and has a coved ceiling which rises from the corners, culminating in the center with sixty-six squares of beaded boards in a checkerboard design. The design is echoed by the beaded board pattern of the bench and the wainscoting. The light coming into the room is colored by the small stained glass squares (of yellow, purple, light blue, green, tan, and white) that remain in the transoms. The building houses the County Superior Court, County Juvenile Court, County Probate Court and County Magistrate Court of the 3rd Judicial District. 

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Talbot County Courthouse

 

See:  The 3rd Judicial District includes Bibb County, Chattahoochee CountyCrawford CountyHarris CountyHouston CountyLee CountyMacon CountyMarion CountyMuscogee CountyPeach CountySchley CountyStewart CountySumter CountyTaylor County and Webster County. 

 

History:  The county was created in 1827 and Talbotton was elected as the county seat. The first court met at the home of Darling R Allen and at private homes. The first courthouse was a brick structure built in 1831. The courthouse burned in 1892 and the second and present courthouse was constructed in 1892 and 1893 at a cost of $17,000.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Talbotton

 

 

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County Superior Court small courtroom

 

 

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County Superior Court courtroom

 

 

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Photos taken 2010 and 2020