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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 #5 below for information about the square and #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!).

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