MORGAN COUNTY COURTHOUSE
This domed Neo-classical Revival red-brick “pile” building was designed by J.W. Golucke and Company, an Atlanta architectural firm that specialized in public buildings. Built on a lot previously zoned residential, the grand new building opened in 1907. The new tower housed the Seth Thomas clock and bell that Madison resident Sarah Cook had donated a dozen years earlier for the old courthouse on the square. In the center of the intersection, just in front of the courthouse and the statue of the World War I doughboy, stood a beautiful fountain that had to be removed for traffic safety.
(See Stop #5 for information about the square and Stop #26 for details about the fountain, a reconstruction of which is in Town Park.) When court is not in session, visitors are welcome to view the beautiful interior. This has been a popular building used for filming, most notably and recently in the 2015 movie Goosebumps, starring Jack Black (and Madison!).