|Architecture Style||Queen Anne|
|Designer||Bruce & Morgan|
|Seat Information||In an act of Dec. 24, 1827, the legislature provided that on the first Monday in Feb. 1828, voters of Talbot County would assemble at the house of Darling R. Allen and elect the county's first officials (Ga. Laws 1827, p. 65). The act also authorized the justices of the county's inferior court to select the site for the county seat and to arrange for construction of public buildings. That court selected a site, which it named Talbotton. On Dec. 20, 1828, the legislature formally designated Talbotton county seat and incorporated it as a town (Ga. Laws 1828, p. 149).|
|Courthouse Details||Likely, Talbot County business and court sessions initially were conducted at private houses. Reportedly, a brick courthouse was built in Talbotton in 1831. Evidence of this building is found in James Silk Buckingham's 1839 diary, where he records seeing "a good brick court-house" in Talbotton. The building burned in early 1892, and the present courthouse was completed later that year.|
|County Area||394.8 Square Miles|
Talbot County was created from Muscogee County on Dec. 14, 1827 by an act of the General Assembly. In 1852, part of Talbot County was used to form Taylor County.
Georgia’s 73rd county was named for former governor Matthew Talbot (1762-1827).
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|Legal Organ||Talbotton New Era|
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