McIntyre aka Station No. 16
First a tract of two hundred and one-fourth acres of land was puchased from M.N. Murphy in 1856 and the house now occupied by Henry Price, Jr. (1930), was built. A depot was erected. It was also desired to move the station from Emmitt to the present Toomsboro. A trade was made with Mrs. McIntyre for her lands at Emmitt, giving her the dwelling at McIntyre, making her the new agent for the new depot, and naming the station McIntyre.Victor Davidson, History of Wilkinson County. Post office here in 1859
Incorporated 1910, Mayor, J. E. Hollomon; Councilmen, W. W. Walden, H. Price, Jr., A. Temples and C. E. Todd. 1916 Map.
Post office here in 1846. 1854 Description – a post-village of Wilkinson county, Georgia, on the Central railroad, 40 miles E. from Macon. “Emmitt was located 1½ miles east of Toomsboro at the home of Thomas McIntyre, a native of Ireland who had come as an assistant of his uncle, of the the contractors who built the Central of Georgia railroad. He bought the land there and built his house there. In 1849 he was accidently killed while repairing the Oconee River bridge. His widow whose maiden name was Sarah Crowell Floyd, of Washington County, continued to live with their 2 children Stephen F. and __, at Emmitt.” Victor Davidson, History of Wilkinson County.
1910 Vol. 1 — Page: 928
Sequential Number: 222
Short Title: McINTYRE, TOWN OF, INCORPORATED.
Law Number: No. 506.
Full Title: An Act to incorporate the town of McIntyre, in the county of Wilkinson, to define the corporate limits thereof; to
provide for the election of officers; to prescribe their powers and duties; to provide for the laying off and opening up of streets in said town; to provide for the working of the streets and roads of said town; to provide for the levy and collection of taxes and licenses, and for other purposes.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Georgia, and it is hereby enacted by authority of the same, That the town of McIntyre, in the county of Wilkinson, be and is hereby incorporated under the name of McIntyre, by which name it may be sued, plead and be impleaded.
SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That the corporate limits of said town shall extend one-quarter mile in every direction from the depot of the Central of Georgia Railway Company, as now located in said town, said depot being made the center of said town.
SEC. 3. Be it further enacted, That said town shall be officered and its corporate affairs directed and controlled by a mayor and four councilmen, whose terms of office shall be for one year, and who shall be elected by the qualified voters of said town. Any person residing within the corporate limits of said town ninety days prior to the time of an election, and otherwise qualified to vote for members of the General Assembly, shall be eligible as a town elector. The first election under this Act for mayor and councilmen shall be held on the first Saturday in October, 1910, and annually thereafter. Said election shall be held under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the mayor and councilmen, which regulations shall not be in conflict with the law governing the election for members of the General Assembly. The mayor and councilmen shall hold their offices for one year, or until their successors are elected and qualified. The following officers are hereby appointed for said town who shall hold office until their successors are elected as above authorized: Mayor, J. E. Hollomon; councilmen, W. W. Walden, H. Price, Jr., A. Temples and C. E. Todd.
SEC. 4. Be it further enacted, That said mayor and council shall elect one of the councilmen clerk, and may also elect a marshal and pay such clerk and marshal such compensation as they may fix prior to such election.
SEC. 5. Be it further enacted, That said mayor and council shall have authority to lay off new roads and streets, discontinue old roads or streets, cause the roads and streets to be worked by the residents of the town subject to road duty under the law in force for working roads in said State and county, and to levy such road tax as they may deem best for the interest of said town. Said mayor and council shall have authority to make such by-laws, rules and regulations, or ordinances necessary for the government of said town and the peace and good order thereof, and to fix license fees for the transaction of any and all business done in said town, which are not inconsistent with the laws and the Constitution of this State; to punish by fine or imprisonment, or both in the discretion of the mayor, who is hereby clothed with authority to try offenders against the ordinances of said town, and is hereby empowered to punish such offenders by a fine of not more than $50.00 or by work on the public roads or streets of said town for not more than thirty days, either or both of such penalties. The said mayor and council shall have the right and authority to fix the costs in all cases of violation of the ordinances of said town, and upon conviction, said costs shall be taxed against the offender so convicted.
SEC. 6. The said mayor and council shall have the right and authority and are hereby empowered to levy taxes upon all property in said town for the support of the government of said town not to exceed one per cent. of the value of said property, and they shall fix the compensation of the mayor and council and all employees of said town.
SEC. 7. Be it further enacted, That all laws in conflict with this Act be, and the same are, hereby repealed.
Approval Date: Approved August 15th, 1910.
The original City Hall for McIntyre was located at 102 Main St. in McIntyre. Through the years the original building has housed the Police Department and now is home to the Public Works Department.In 1988, a new City Hall was built at 102 Railroad Street in McIntyre.