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Milton in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Double Branch Voting District Courthouse

 

A City of Milton Historic Site

 
Double Branch Voting District Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 2, 2018
1. Double Branch Voting District Courthouse Marker
Inscription. This structure served the Birmingham community as one of seven militia district courthouses in Milton County. Rolls were maintained of eligible males between the ages of 15 and 50 who could be called up in times of emergency. The Courthouse also served as the local polling place. Trials were held here monthly before a Justice of the Peace and jury. Trials continued until 1932 when Milton merged with Fulton County. John L. Nix was the last Justice of the Peace, serving the court into the 1950s. Voting continued here into the 1960s.
 
Erected 2018 by the City of Milton, Georgia.
 
Location. 34° 9.863′ N, 84° 19.14′ W. Marker is in Milton, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Birmingham Road east of Freemanville Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1425 Birmingham Road, Alpharetta GA 30004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boiling Springs Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nix - Bell House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thomas B. Newton House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Thomas Byrd House (approx.
The former Double Branch Voting District Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 2, 2018
2. The former Double Branch Voting District Courthouse.
1.8 miles away); Hopewell Baptist Church (approx. 2 miles away); Phillips Homestead (approx. 2.3 miles away); Willis Cass Tucker, Jr Home (approx. 2.8 miles away); Summit School (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milton.
 
Regarding Double Branch Voting District Courthouse. At the beginning of 1932, as an austerity measure to save money during the Great Depression, Fulton County annexed Milton County. Portions of Milton originally were part of Cherokee County.
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable Buildings
 
The former Courthouse & the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 2, 2018
3. The former Courthouse & the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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