Old Macon County Courthouse, 1850s, Oglethorpe

oglethorpe ga 19th century commercial architecture photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

Though best remembered as Taylor’s Pharmacy, this is said to have been the first courthouse constructed in Oglethorpe. The long lost town of Lanier was the county seat when Macon County was created in 1837 and the courthouse there burned in 1857. Oglethorpe was assuming the status of new county seat at this time and that is when this structure is believed to have been constructed. Colonel George W. Fish was murdered on the west side of the building in 1871 after returning home from business in Macon. The first floor presently serves as the law office of Jon Coogle. [This information needs further documentation, but I believe it to be accurate at this time].

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4 responses to “Old Macon County Courthouse, 1850s, Oglethorpe

  1. RUTH Harvey

    Is this on the corner down town? Looks like Taylor’s old drug store and Dr. Adams office.

  2. ben dooley

    It looks mid 18th century. Nice building but a good candidate for “worst remuddling”.

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