McDonough Historic District

Coordinates: 33°26′49″N 84°08′50″W / 33.447°N 84.147333°W / 33.447; -84.147333
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McDonough Historic District
LocationCentered on Griffin St. and Keys Ferry St., McDonough, Georgia
Coordinates33°26′49″N 84°08′50″W / 33.447°N 84.147333°W / 33.447; -84.147333
Area200 acres (81 ha)
ArchitectAndrew J. Bryan, others
Architectural styleLate Victorian, Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements
NRHP reference No.07001201[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 19, 2007

The McDonough Historic District, in McDonough, Georgia, is a 200-acre (81 ha) historic district which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007. It is centered on Griffin St. and Keys Ferry St. and has buildings dating back to 1823. The district includes 187 contributing buildings, one contributing structure, one contributing site, and a contributing object, as well as 71 non-contributing buildings.[1][2]

Map all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap

The district includes most of historic McDonough, including the separately NRHP-listed Henry County Courthouse and the courthouse square.[2]

Specifically it includes:

Resource Photo Dates Location Notes
Welcome Center 5 Griffin St.
33°26′51″N 84°08′51″W / 33.447589°N 84.147433°W / 33.447589; -84.147433 (McDonough Welcome Center)
Former gas station which currently houses the McDonough Welcome Center Main Street Program and the McDonough Hospitality and Tourism, Inc. office
Henry County Courthouse 1895-97 built 33°26′52″N 84°08′48″W / 33.447885°N 84.146659°W / 33.447885; -84.146659 (Henry County Courthouse) Romanesque Revival courthouse designed by Golucke & Stewart.[3]
Confederate Memorial 1910 built Courthouse square
33°26′50″N 84°08′49″W / 33.447355°N 84.146841°W / 33.447355; -84.146841 (Confederate Memorial)
The Confederate statue on the McDonough Square was taken down July 28, 2020
Brown House 71 Macon St.
33°26′44″N 84°08′48″W / 33.445646°N 84.146667°W / 33.445646; -84.146667 (Brown House)
House expanded in 1883 to current two-story size, then serving as Brown House Hotel[4]
First Baptist Church of McDonough 1903-04 built 101 Macon St
33°26′42″N 84°08′48″W / 33.445071°N 84.146698°W / 33.445071; -84.146698 (First Baptist Church of McDonough)
Gothic Revival brick church with bell tower, lancet windows, castellation
Palace Theatre
(now Clay Plaza building)
1912 2 Macon St., on courthouse square
33°26′51″N 84°08′46″W / 33.447556°N 84.146213°W / 33.447556; -84.146213 (Clay Plaza)
Built as a one-story brick building in 1912. Served as a movie theater by 1918; expanded in size by 1930
Globe Hotel 1827 built
1985 NRHP-listed
20 Jonesboro St.
33°26′51″N 84°08′53″W / 33.44750°N 84.14806°W / 33.44750; -84.14806 (Globe Hotel)
Separately NRHP-listed
Commercial storefronts 18 Macon St.
33°26′50″N 84°08′47″W / 33.447151°N 84.146251°W / 33.447151; -84.146251
Brick-faced commercial buildings on courthouse square.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Steven Moffson; William Blankenship (September 24, 2007). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: McDonough Historic District". National Park Service. Retrieved March 31, 2018. With 55 photos from 2005. Mentions five sketch maps, not included in online documents.
  3. ^ Henry County Courthouse Georgia Info
  4. ^ Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr. (June 6, 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Brown House". National Park Service. Retrieved April 2, 2018. With 10 photos from 1990.

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