Telfair County

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Telfair County is named for Edward Telfair, who was a Governor of Georgia and a congressman.


Created:  December 10, 1807

County Seat: 

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.



North   Dodge County and Wheeler County

East    – Wheeler County and Jeff Davis County

South – Coffee County and Ben Hill County 

West   – Wilcox County and Dodge County























Photos taken 2013