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Fayetteville in Fayette County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

World’s Longest Courthouse Bench

 
 
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By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
1. World’s Longest Courthouse Bench Marker
Inscription. Removed from Fayette County Courthouse during reconstruction and modernization of interior
1965

Hand hewn, heart pine center beam
Used 1825 to 1965
58 feet long
 
Location. 33° 26.867′ N, 84° 27.267′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, Georgia, in Fayette County. Marker is on Stonewall Ave East (Georgia Route 54) 0 miles east of Glynn Street South (Georgia Route 85), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker stands near the front entrance to the Old Fayette County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Courthouse Square, Fayetteville GA 30214, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of the Confederate Heroes (within shouting distance of this marker); Fayette County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House (about 500 feet away); Governor Hugh M. Dorsey (approx. 0.2 miles away); Flat Rock African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); Skirmish at Shakerag (approx. 5.3 miles away); Constantine Memorial (approx. 7 miles away); Diverted Attack (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
 
Also see . . .  Old Fayette County Courthouse
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By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
2. World’s Longest Courthouse Bench Marker
. The Old Fayette County Courthouse is the oldest courthouse in Georgia still in use. (Submitted on August 21, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
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By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
3. World’s Longest Courthouse Bench Marker
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By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
4. World’s Longest Courthouse Bench and Marker
This was a unique use for the huge beam removed during restoration of the courthouse.
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By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
5. World’s Longest Courthouse Bench, Marker, and Courthouse.
The courthouse, the oldest courthouse standing in Georgia, was built in 1825 and restored in 1965 and again in 1982. In 1983 it was burned by arsonists who hoped to destroy evidence to be used in their trial. The courthouse was badly damaged in the fire, losing its roof and clock tower. A new Fayette County Courthouse was built, and in 1984 the old courthouse was rebuilt at a cost of $1,000,000. It is now used by the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and the Fayette County Development Authority.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on November 11, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 18, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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