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Old 09-12-2013, 03:51 PM   #31
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Just tell us the ones you ain't got! LOL!
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:09 PM   #32
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Just tell us the ones you ain't got! LOL!
I could have had almost all of them if I had only taken the time to get them during my rides to all of the Grand Tour of Georgia stops.

At any rate,... I am trying to make a small contribution to Jub's site while I still can.
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I could have had almost all of them if I had only taken the time to get them during my rides to all of the Grand Tour of Georgia stops.

At any rate,... I am trying to make a small contribution to Jub's site while I still can.
and you're doing a good job. Save me some gas and tire wear.
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:34 PM   #34
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Montgomery Courthouse in Mount Vernon



Location: Mount Vernon
Date Built:1907
Architectural Style: Neoclassical Revival
Designer: Alexander Blair

Other Information: The 1793 act creating Montgomery County provided the court sessions be held at the residence of William Neal until a courthouse and jail could be erected. A 1797 act provided that the courthouse, jail, and other county business be held at the plantation of Arthur Lott. How long Lott's plantation home served as courthouse is not known. In 1813, the legislature designated Mt. Vernon as county seat, and at some point a courthouse was built. Likely, it was a small frame building, for in 1836 the legislature authorized the clerks of superior and inferior court to keep their offices at any place within one mile of the courthouse. In 1838, the legislature authorized the inferior court to levy a special tax to build a jail and repair the courthouse. Presumably, several courthouses were constructed during the 19th century. Montgomery County's current courthouse was completed in 1907 (see photo) and substantially rehabilitated in 1991-92.
County Courthouse Historical Marker: Click here
County History: Montgomery County was created from Washington County by an act of the General Assembly approved Dec. 19, 1793 (Ga. Laws 1793, p. 10). Georgia's 20th county was named for Continental Army general Richard Montgomery (1736-1775), who was mortally wounded on Dec. 31, 1775 at the Battle of Quebec during the early stages of the American Revolution.
Portions of Montgomery County were used to create the following counties: Tattnall (1801), Emanuel (1812), Dodge (1870), Toombs (1905), Wheeler (1912), and Treutlen (1918).
County Seat: The 1793 act creating Montgomery County did not designate a county seat but provided that court sessions be held at the residence of William Neal until a courthouse and jail could be erected. An act of Feb. 8, 1797 provided that the courthouse, jail, and other county business be held at the plantation of Arthur Lott, which was designated the county seat of Montgomery County (Ga. Laws 1797, p. 33).
In 1813, the General Assembly designated the settlement of Mount Vernon as county seat (Ga. Laws 1813, p. 44). Later, a number of Montgomery County residents sought to have the location of the county seat changed. In response, the 1857 legislature passed an act directing:
"That the Justices of the Inferior Court of Montgomery county, or a majority of them, are hereby required, by giving due notice at least twenty days before said election, to have opened at the Court House and several precincts in said county, a poll or election, to ascertain whether a majority of said voters desire the removal of the county site from Mount Vernon, the voters endorsing on their tickets removal, or no removal.
"That should a majority of said voters vote removal, then the Justices of the Inferior Court, or a majority of them, shall procure some suitable place as near the centre of said county as practicable, where at least ten acres of land can be obtained on the best terms, for the location of the county site, and shall cause the same to be laid off in town lots, and sold at public outcry, on the ground, to the highest bidders, after having first given at least sixty days notice of said sale in two or more of the public gazettes of this State, retaining at least two acres for public use, and after the sale of said lots the Justices of the Inferior Court shall provide for the erection of public buildings in such manner as they, or a majority of them, shall think proper" (Ga. Laws 1857, p. 259).
Whether a referendum to move the county seat actually was held is not known, but if it was, voters turned it down. Mount Vernon is presumed to have been named for the Virginia plantation home of George Washington. The date of its initial settlement is not known, but Mount Vernon was incorporated by the legislature on Aug. 26, 1872

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Old 09-15-2013, 01:02 PM   #35
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Taylor County Courthouse in Butler

I'll chip in - first post. Vic took my home county courthouse (Macon), so i have traveled further afield for these....








Location: Butler

Date Built: 1935

Architectural Style: Neoclassical Revival with Colonial Revival clock tower

Designer: F. Roy Duncan

The act creating Taylor County provided that until a courthouse could be built, the Fifty Mile Station on the Muscogee Railroad would serve as temporary courthouse. Sometime thereafter, a new courthouse was built in Butler. This building was torn down in 1935 and replaced by the current courthouse

Left the house this morning at 0830 hrs, back home at 1345 hrs -- 8 courthouses in the bag.

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Old 09-15-2013, 01:04 PM   #36
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Schley County Courthouse in Ellaville








Location: Ellaville

Date Built: 1899

Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival

Designer: Golucke & Stewart




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Old 09-15-2013, 01:07 PM   #37
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Sumter County Courthouse Americus GA







County History: Sumter County was created from Lee County on Dec. 26, 1831, by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1831, p. 76). In 1857, portions of Sumter County were used to create Schley County (Ga. Laws 1857, p. 42).

Georgia's 80th county was named Gen. Thomas Sumter (1734-1832), who at the time of the county's creation was 97 years of age and the last surviving general officer of the American Revolution.

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Lee County Courthouse - Leesburg GA





And they have a time capsule!





Location: Leesburg

GPS Coordinates: 31.3264, 84.17130

Date Built: 1917-18

Architectural Style: Neoclassical Revival

Designer: J.J. Baldwin


Other Information: The Dec. 14, 1826 act naming and organizing Lee County providing that on the first Monday in May 1827, voters of Lee County would assemble at "Pond Town, or Williams' Store" and elect county officials (Ga. Laws 1826, p. 57). The act also authorized the justices of the inferior court to select a county seat and build a courthouse and jail. An act of Dec. 22, 1828 that organized the county provided that initial county elections would be held in the home of Benjamin Matthews (Ga. Laws 1828, p. 63). That same act authorized the first justices of the county's inferior court to contract for erection of a courthouse and other county buildings. What served as courthouse for the next nine years is not known, but reportedly a courthouse was built in Starkville in 1837. In 1854, the General Assembly repealed Starkville's status as county seat and directed that a commission select a new county seat by Oct. 15, 1854. That commission selected a new site, which the county seat was moved to Webster, where a new courthouse was built.

What happened next is not exactly clear. Lee County's courthouse is known to have burned -- though sources differ as to 1856 or 1858. In Feb.1856, the legislature designated Starkville again as county seat (Ga. Laws 1855-56, p. 117). The old 1837 courthouses was used until it was destroyed by fire in 1856 or 1858 (sources vary). On March 1, 1856, the legislature authorized Lee County to levy a special tax for construction of a new courthouse and jail (Ga. Laws 1855-56, p. 546). Construction of the new courthouse was completed in Feb. 1861.

On Aug. 20, 1872, the General Assembly moved Lee's county seat from Starkville to Wooten Station (see map) on the Southwestern Railroad (Ga. Laws 1872, p. 264). That act named commissioners with responsibility for erecting a courthouse and jail at the new county seat. A building in Wooten used as a temporary courthouse burned in 1872. In 1873, the legislature authorized Lee County to borrow up to $10,000 to build a new courthouse and jail (Ga. Laws 1873, p. 229). Construction began on a courthouse but was halted in Nov. 1874 after a grand jury recommended that the unfinished building and all materials be sold. Subsequently, various buildings were rented until a new courthouse was completed in Dec. 1880. This courthouse served until the present courthouse was completed in 1918. A rear addition was built in 1975.

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Dougherty County Courthouse -- Albany GA

The least attractive courthouse seen this day.....



at least there is a concrete turtle to look at.






Location: 225 Pine Ave., Albany

GPS Coordinates: 31.57861, 84.15246

Date Built: 1968

Architectural Style: Modern

Designer: Unknown

County History: Dougherty County was created Dec. 15, 1853 by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1853-54, p. 296). Dougherty County was formed entirely from Baker County.
Additionally, portions of Worth County were transferred to Dougherty County in 1854 and 1856. Georgia's 103rd county was named for Athens judge Charles Dougherty, a strong advocate of states' rights in the 1850s.

County Seat: The act creating Dougherty County designated Albany as county seat. Believed to have been named for Albany, N.Y., Albany was settled in 1837 in what was then Baker County. The General Assembly incorporated Albany as a town on Dec. 27, 1838 (Ga. Laws 1838, p. 128).

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Terrell County Courthouse -- Dawson GA








Location: Dawson

Date Built: 1892

Architectural Style: High Victorian

Designer: W.H. Parkins

County History: Terrell County was created from Lee and Randolph counties on Feb. 16, 1856 by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1855-56, p. 117). Georgia's 114th county, formed from portions of Lee and Randolph counties, was named for noted planter, promoter of scientific agriculture at the University of Georgia, and former Congressman and state legislator William Terrell of Sparta. Terrell died in July 1855, and a new county was named in his honor eight months later.


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Webster County Courthouse - Preston GA










Location: Preston

Date Built: 1915

Architectural Style: Neoclassical Revival

Designer: T.F. Lockwood, Sr.



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Bonus Picture -- not a courthouse - almost as big

On the way from Preston to Buena Vista I ran across this courthouse sized beast....


The picture really does not show the size of this animal.

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Old 09-15-2013, 01:29 PM   #44
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Marion County Courthouse -- Buena Vista GA

Last one for the day.

I don't remember seeing the 'other' courthouse in Tazewell, but its been years since i've been through there. I haven't even heard of Horry, but then again I've only been in these parts for about 18 years.








Location: Buena Vista

Date Built: 1850

Architectural Style: Vernacular with Neoclassical Revival alterations

Designer: Unknown

County Seat: The Dec. 14, 1827 legislation creating Marion County made no provision for a county seat. However, on Dec. 27, 1828, the legislature named nine local citizens as commissioners to select the location for Marion County's seat of government. The site they initially picked was known as Horry (a name of unknown derivation), though by 1839 the name had changed to Marionville (see map).

In an act of Dec. 27, 1838, the legislature designated Tazewell as county seat and directed that the courthouse be erected on land lot 230 in the fourth district of the county (Ga. Laws 1838, p. 127). The same act incorporated Tazewell as a town. The town's name honored Henry Tazewell (1753-1799), who represented Virginia in the U.S. Senate until his death.

Dec. 27, 1845, the legislature repealed the law naming Tazewell as Marion County seat of government (Ga. Laws 1845, p. 76). In its spring 1846 session, Marion County's grand jury was directed to name seven commissioners with responsibility for selecting a new county seat. The law directed that the new county seat be within one mile of the center of the county. However, removal of the county seat was conditioned upon approval by county voters in a referendum scheduled for the first Monday in February 1846. That did not take place, so the legislature passed a new act on Dec. 27, 1847 providing for a referendum on removal of Marion's county seat to be held on the first Monday in April 1848 (Ga. Laws 1847, p. 71) .

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Neat grabs, Travis! Looks like you're a fellow feejer!
thats right - second fjr I've owned (first was a 2004), switched over from cruisers after a motorcycle trip in the UK.

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