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Central of Georgia Railway Passenger Depot, 1899, Forsyth

Designed by the prominent firm of Bruce & Morgan, the old passenger depot at Forsyth is now home to a museum.

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J. R. Carmichael House, 1898, Jackson

The Carmichael House is a landmark of the Queen Anne style in Georgia, featuring all the ornament and specialized carpentry that epitomize the era. Victorian stained glass can be found throughout the house. It was designed by the prominent Atlanta firm of Bruce & Morgan, who were simultaneously building the Butts County courthouse. Subdivided for use as apartments during the Great Depression, the house was later restored and served as a bed and breakfast. It serves as an event venue today.

John Robert Carmichael was a wealthy businessman, known for his high quality buggies. In 1887, he began the production of wagons and buggies at the Carmichael Jackson Buggy Company. One of the largest buggy manufacturers in the South, they produced about 4,000 per year.

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Butts County Courthouse, 1898, Jackson


Butts County was formed in 1825, with Jackson becoming the first and only county seat. Three or four (the history is unclear) courthouses served the county before the Civil War, when the courthouse at the time was burned by Union forces during Sherman’s March to the Sea. The present structure was built in 1897-98.

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Haralson County Courthouse, 1892, Buchanan

Designed by the Atlanta architectural firm of Bruce & Morgan, Haralson County’s historic Queen Anne courthouse is a sight to behold and a wonderful anchor for this small downtown. Though a more modern courthouse was built in 1972, this structure still serves the public as a library.

I’d like to thank Donnie Boswell for his hospitality during my brief visit and for sharing some of the history of Buchanan. He serves as the Main Street Affiliate Representative for Buchanan and is very enthusiastic about his community. He also let me know that the town name is pronounced buck-hanon not bew-canon.

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