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Georgia College History


Constructed in 1885-87 with a beautiful second French Empire tower, the courthouse has always stood on the southeast corner of Penitentiary Square, later Georgia College Square. By 1997, a new courthouse was erected just across Wilkinson Street; Georgia College now had the opportunity to acquire the old courthouse and exchanged forty-two acres of land that it owned behind the old National Guard Armory for the old courthouse. 

Many proposals have been put forth for the use of the courthouse; however, its future is still undecided.

Dr. Bob Wilson, University Historian



The Courthouse Today