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Forsyth in Monroe County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Forsyth Courthouse Square National Historic District

 
 
Forsyth Courthouse Square National Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 9, 2021
1. Forsyth Courthouse Square National Historic District Marker
Inscription.  
Designated January, 1983
United States
Department of the Interior
through the efforts of
the Monroe County
Historical Society
and the City of Forsyth
to preserve the past
for the citizens of the future

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 33° 2.085′ N, 83° 56.326′ W. Marker is in Forsyth, Georgia, in Monroe County. Marker is on North Lee Street (Georgia Route 83) just south of West Johnston Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located near the northeast corner of the Monroe County Courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Courthouse Square, Forsyth GA 31029, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Georgia Volunteers Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Honorable Hugh D. Sosebee (a few steps from this marker); Forsyth (within shouting distance of this marker); Monroe County (Ga.) Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Monroe County
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Where Uncle Remus Came of Age (within shouting distance of this marker); James Record Shop (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Dry Cleaners (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forsyth.
 
Regarding Forsyth Courthouse Square National Historic District. National Register of Historic Places #83000239. The Historic District includes nearby Main, Lee, Johnston, Adams, Jackson, Kimball, and Harris Streets. The Monroe County Courthouse is also listed individually, NRHP #80001121.
 
Also see . . .
1. Forsyth Commercial Historic District.
The district was deemed significant in part "for its fine collection of 19th and early 20th century commercial buildings that represents the prevailing design principles and construction practices of commercial architecture during this period of time, especially as found in small piedmont Georgia cities. It includes the Monroe County Courthouse, which was already separately listed on the National Register.
(Submitted on November 24, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Monroe County Courthouse
Forsyth Courthouse Square National Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 9, 2021
2. Forsyth Courthouse Square National Historic District Marker
(Monroe County Courthouse, northeast corner, in background)
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The Monroe County Courthouse was built in 1896. It was designed by architects Bruce & Morgan. The courtroom was called "one of the most impressive in Georgia" in its National Register nomination: "The coved ceiling of pressed metal has a patina of bronze and burnt orange, the only colored metal ceiling courthouse in Georgia. A bow-shaped railing separates the litigation and spectator areas. The bench is large and impressive. The judge enters directly behind the bench which is centered in front of an area defined by a segmental arch with decorative keystone."
(Submitted on November 24, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Monroe County Courthouse (<i>south elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 9, 2021
3. Monroe County Courthouse (south elevation)
Monroe County Courthouse (<i>2010 re-dedication marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 9, 2021
4. Monroe County Courthouse (2010 re-dedication marker)
(mounted just to the right of east/front entrance)
Monroe County Courthouse
Erected 1896
2007-2010 Restoration
Re-dedicated December 11, 2010
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Monroe County Commissioners
James A. Vaughn, Chairman
Michael D. Bilderback • Larry C. Evans • James V. Ham • James C. Peters
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Restoration Committee
Larry C. Evans, Coordinator
Jane R. Newton • Wylie J. Mitchell • Karen H. Pitman • Lynn W. Ham
Restoration Work
Monroe County Maintenance Dept.
Emmett Smith, Supervisor
Monroe County Courthouse (<i>east/front elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 9, 2021
5. Monroe County Courthouse (east/front elevation)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 24, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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