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Old Marion County Courthouse - Tazewell, Georgia
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 32° 22.840 W 084° 26.449
16S E 740758 N 3585511
Quick Description: Located on Ga 137 in Tazewell, Georgia
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/14/2009 6:51:26 AM
Waymark Code: WM7NHQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Text of Historic Marker:

This courthouse built in 1848 at a cost of $1,637 replaced one built in 1839 and was burned in 1845. The courthouse now in use was built at Buena Vista, then Pea Ridge, in 1850 when the county seat was moved. The first courthouse in Marion County was at Horry. Members of Marion Lodge No. 14 F. & A.M. established in 1840 have met in this old courthouse since its construction. Prior to this they met in the courthouse that was burned. This courthouse now marks the exact center of the new city limits established by incorporation in 1953.

From courthouse website:

" This two-story, wooden courthouse was constructed in 1848, three years after the previous Marion County courthouse burned. The new building only served as courthouse briefly, as the county seat was shifted to Pea Ridge in 1849 or 1850. Pea Ridge was renamed Buena Vista, and a new courthouse was built here in 1850. Afterwards, the old courthouse in Tazewell served as a post office, general store, and a meeting hall for the local Masonic Lodge."

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Street address:
Ga 137
Tazwell, GA USA

County / Borough / Parish: Marion

Year listed: 1980

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

Periods of significance: 1848-1850

Historic function: Commerce/Trade, Government, Social

Current function: Post Office, Social Hall

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

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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