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Montgomery County

Montgomery County is named for Richard Montgomery, who was a Brigadier General in the Continental Army during the American Civil War.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Treutlen County 

E – Toombs County

S – Jeff Davis County

W – Wheeler County

Created:  December 19, 1793                Map of Georgia highlighting Montgomery County

County Seat: 

William Neal House      1794 – 1797

Arthur Lott Plantation    1797 – 1801

Ebenezer Church          1802 – 1812

Mount   Vernon             1813 – present

 

County Courthouse – Mount Vernon

 

Location:  400 South Railway Avenue / East Church Street

Built:  1905 – 1907

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Alexander Blair III of Macon

Contractor:  J H McKenzie & Son

 

Description:  The county was created in 1793 and

building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Mount Vernon. The west front has a large portico supported by four large white colored columns supporting a wide header with balustrade. White colored stone trim decorated the tops of the windows and the building corners. On the center of the roof is a large white colored octagonal dome with clock. The large County Superior Court courtroom is located on the second story.

 

See:  The 8th Judicial District includes Baldwin CountyBen Hill CountyBleckley CountyCandler CountyCrisp CountyDodge CountyDooly CountyEmanuel CountyGreene CountyHancock CountyJasper CountyJefferson CountyJohnson CountyJones CountyLaurens CountyMorgan CountyPulaski CountyPutnam CountyTelfair CountyToombs CountyTreutlen CountyTwiggs CountyWashington CountyWheeler CountyWilcox County and Wilkinson County 

 

History:  The county was created in 1793 and Mount Vernon was selected as the county seat in 1813. The first court met at the residence of William Neal and in 1797 at the plantation of Arthur Lott. In 1813 the first courthouse was built. Several courthouses were built and the present courthouse was constructed in 1905 to 1907.

 

 

County Courthouse – Mount Vernon

 

 

 

 

County Courthouse 2013 with white colored dome – Mount Vernon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Superior Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtroom 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2008, 2013, 2020 and 2024