Telfair County is named for Edward Telfair, who was a Governor of Georgia and a congressman.
Created: December 10, 1807
Jacksonville 1807 – 1871
McRae 1871 – present
County Courthouse – McRae
Location: 128 East Oak Street / Telfair Avenue
Built: 1934 – 1935
Style: Colonial Revival
Architect: Dennis & Dennis of Macon
Contractor: A E Aittner of Albany
Description: The building faces south and is a two story buff-red colored brick structure. The south front has a projecting center section with three arches on the first story and three arched windows divided by vertical pilasters on the section story and rising to a pediment at the roof line. A horizontal band rins below the flat roof line.
Note: The courthouse constructed in 1905 to 1906, burned in 1934 and was replaced by the current courthouse. The architect was Alexander Blair of Macon and the contractor was J H McKenzie’s Sons of Augusta.
Photos taken 2013