Macon County Courthouse - Tuskegee, Alabama
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N 32° 25.486 W 085° 41.493
16S E 623021 N 3588272
Quick Description: The Macon County Courthouse is located in historic Tuskegee, Alabama
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 6/5/2008 5:20:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM3YCB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
Views: 77

Long Description:
The Alabama Legislature created Macon County, Alabama on December 18, 1832 on land that was once claimed by the Creek Indians. The county was named for Nathaniel Macon, who was a Revolutionary Soldier and long serving political leader from North Carolina. The first courthouse was built in 1833 and was a log cabin that was located in the center of the town square. Since then two other courthouses have been located in the center of the town square. Construction began on the current Macon County Courthouse in 1905 and was completed in 1906 at a cost of $42,000.00. The courthouse design is in the Richardsonian Romanesque style with a brick façade and granite trim. This courthouse is the only courthouse in Alabama that has gargoyles locate at each corner of the clock tower. The Macon County Courthouse was place on the National Register of Historic Places on November 17, 1978 and is still serving as the seat of Macon County Government.
Source/Credit: Alabama State Bar Historic Marker
Street address:
North Main Street
Tuskegee, Al United States
36083


County / Borough / Parish: Macon County

Year listed: 1978

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture, Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900 - 1924

Historic function: Government Courthouse

Current function: Government Courthouse

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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