Upson County

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Upson County is named for Stephen Upson, who was a lawyer from Georgia and jurist.

 

Created:  December 15, 1824

County Seat: 

Thomaston  1824 – present

 

County Courthouse – Thomaston 

 

Location:  116 West Main Street / Center Street

Built:  1907 – 1908

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Frank Pierce Milburn of Washington, DC

Contractor:  Gude & Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story red-brown colored brick and stone structure. The east front has a large portico with four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There are similar porticoes on each side of the building. The central entrance on the first story has a small pediment above. A wide cornice runs below the roof line. On the center of the roof is a dome with clock at the top. The building was restored in 1968. The architect was Adams and Pascullis and the contractor was R H Smalling’s Sons, Inc. There was a second restoration in 2000.

 

See:  The architect Frank Pierce Milburn of Washington, DC.

 

County Administration – Thomaston 

 

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Location:  106 East Lee Street / Bethel Street

Built:  1922 – 1923

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Eugene C Wachendorff

Contractor:  J L Huggins

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The north front has a large portico with four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The roof line is flat. The building was renovated for use by the County in 1997 to 1998 as the Thomaston-Upson County Government Administration Complex. The architect was Dimery-Tyler, Associates of Oxford and the contractor was Reddick Construction Company of Thomaston. The building also houses the City of Thomaston offices.

 

Note:  The building was constructed in 1875 to 1876 as the Thomaston High School. the building was destroyed by fire in 1921. In 1922, the building was rebuilt. and served as the R E Lee Institute,

 

Courthouses: 

– Pike County  and Lamar County

E – Lamar County and Crawford County

S – Taylor County

W – Talbot County and Meriwether County 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013