Decatur County was created in 1823 from portions of Early County. Decatur County was named for Stephen Decatur a Naval Officer who served with distinction at Triploi and in the War of 1812. The courthouse was built in 1902 using the Neoclassical Revival style of architecture, and was designed by Alexander Blair. It has several noteworthy details especially the Corinthian Style Columns and the clock tower. This beautiful building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
the decatur county courthouse is a beautiful neoclassical revival building built in 1902. the courthouse was designed by architect alexander blair. the decatur county courthouse is listed on the national list of historic places. pictured is it's campanille clock tower.
If you are ever in Bainbridge, don't forget to drive around the Historic District. You will see many beautiful Victorian houses.
Bainbridge is beautiful in the springtime -- azaleas in full bloom are breathtaking!!!
The house on the picture is known as The Callahan Home or "Steamboat House." It was built in 1907.
By the way, I live just down the street. My house is much smaller and is not as fancy, but it is older -- built in 1900!!!
The Flint River originates in Atlanta and offers commercial and recretional activity for Bainbridge and Decatur County.
By the way, if you read "Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell, Flint River should be familiar to you. Scarlett was not amused by fishing!!!
Also on display is a steamboat bell representine the 200 steamboats that visited Bainbridge sometime during its history.
Bainbridge has a very nice historic district with several buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.
downtown bainbridge has a number of beautiful antebellum and victorian homes. for those interested in architecture downtown bainbridge is worth a visit.
the decatur county confederate memorial is located on the grounds of the couthouse in downtown bainbrige. the standing solder motif is very common in the south.
Lake Seminole covers 37,500 acres. It is created by the confluence of the Flint and Chattahoochee Rivers.
If you are an avid bass fisherman, you have to try Lake Seminole!!!