Morgan County Courthouse

Standing on the corner of Hancock and East Jefferson Street is the Morgan County Courthouse, a proud feature of Madison’s downtown historic district.

 

This Beaux Arts style building was originally constructed in 1905 by J.W. Golucke, but the courthouse’s history started long before then.

 

Morgan County, the 30th of the state of Georgia, was formed in 1807 by the General Assembly and named after Daniel Morgan, a former general of the Revolutionary War and Virginia Congressman. In 1808, the small town of Madison was determined to be the county seat and still houses the county’s magistrate court today. The physical courthouse that currently stands is the third built for Morgan County. The original courthouse, built in 1809, was a small brick building in the middle of Madison’s downtown square that was destroyed in a fire not long after construction. The lot was sold as federal property and now serves as a town post office.

 

The second courthouse, built in 1845, was moved from its original location and was constructed across the street from the original lot, but was subsequently demolished in yet another fire. Years later, in 1905, the third and final courthouse of Morgan County was built in its current location. After a 2005 renovation, the courthouse is now fully functional. Today, the building houses the magistrate, probate, and superior courts and is open to visitors when court is not being held.

Monday-Friday:  9:00AM-5:00PM

 

Open to visitors when court is not being held.

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Standing on the corner of Hancock and East Jefferson Street is the Morgan County Courthouse, a proud feature of Madison’s downtown historic district.

 

This Beaux Arts style building was originally constructed in 1905 by J.W. Golucke, but the courthouse’s history started long before then.

 

Morgan County, the 30th of the state of Georgia, was formed in 1807 by the General Assembly and named after Daniel Morgan, a former general of the Revolutionary War and Virginia Congressman. In 1808, the small town of Madison was determined to be the county seat and still houses the county’s magistrate court today. The physical courthouse that currently stands is the third built for Morgan County. The original courthouse, built in 1809, was a small brick building in the middle of Madison’s downtown square that was destroyed in a fire not long after construction. The lot was sold as federal property and now serves as a town post office.

 

The second courthouse, built in 1845, was moved from its original location and was constructed across the street from the original lot, but was subsequently demolished in yet another fire. Years later, in 1905, the third and final courthouse of Morgan County was built in its current location. After a 2005 renovation, the courthouse is now fully functional. Today, the building houses the magistrate, probate, and superior courts and is open to visitors when court is not being held.

HOURS & ADMISSION

Monday-Friday:  9:00AM-5:00PM

 

Open to visitors when court is not being held.

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