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Morgan County



Courthouse
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Source: David Seibert

LocationMadison
Date Built1905
Architecture StyleNeoclassical Revival
DesignerJ.W. Golucke
Seat InformationMadison [named for newly elected president James Madison was designated county seat in 1808 and incorporated in 1809].
Courthouse DetailsThe first courthouse was a red brick square building, built in 1809 on the square in the middle of downtown Madison. It burned in 1844 and another courthouse was built in 1845. This building was converted to office space when the current courthouse was built across the street on the corner facing the square. In 1916, the second courthouse building was also destroyed in a fire.
County Data
Population17,868
Population 2000$15,457
Population Growth15.6
County SeatMadison
County Area354.6 Square Miles
Location MapMorgan County Location Map
History

Morgan County was created from Baldwin County on Dec. 10, 1807 by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1807, p. 3). Georgia’s 30th county was named for Revolutionary War general and later Virginia Congressman, Daniel Morgan. Morgan is best remembered for his victory over the British at Cowpens in 1781.

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Historical Population
YearPopulation
2010 17,868
2000 15,457
1990 12,883
1980 11,572
1970 9,904
1960 10,280
1950 11,899
1940 12,713
1930 12,488
1920 20,143
1910 19,717
1900 15,813
1890 16,041
1880 14,032
1870 10,696
1860 9,997
1850 10,744
1840 9,121
1830 12,046
1820 13,520
1810 8,369