Lyons, GA Toombs County Courthouse Fire, Nov 1917

Toombs County Courthouse, early 1900s

COURTHOUSE IS DESTROYED

Toombs County Loses Structure Valued at $50,000 - Partial Insurance.

LYONS, Nov. 21. -- The Toombs County courthouse was destroyed by fire early today, causing a loss estimated at $50,000. The county carried insurance of $30,000 on the building. Records are believed to be safe in the vaults.

The Macon Daily Telegraph, Macon, GA 22 Nov 1917

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Toombs County's first courthouse was a brick structure built in 1906. The building was destroyed by fire in 1917 and rebuilt in 1919.

http://www.cviog.uga.edu/Projects/gainfo/courthouses/toombsCH.htm

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