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Happy birthday to the Upson County Courthouse!! It was 110 years ago today when court was held for the first time in the new building. The current courthouse is the third in Upson’s history and was built for $60,000.
The first courthouse was built between 1826-1828 and stood until 1852. At that point it was observed that “cracks were appearing in the walls of the building to such an alarming extent that it was deemed necessary to tear the court house down…” (The Early History of Upson County by Nottingham & Hannah) While some brick from the original courthouse was included in the second, it’s 2nd story was made of wood. This building stood from 1852 until around May 1908 when construction on the current structure began.