Union County

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Union County is named for the United States.

 

Created:  July 7, 1870

County Seat: 

New Albany  1870 – present

 

County Courthouse – New Albany 

 

Location:  116 Bankhead Street East / Camp Avenue

Built:  1909 – 1910

Style:  Classical revival and Beaux Arts

Architect:  H E Ostling of Montgomery, Alabama

Contractor:  F E Dobson & Company

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story buff colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of New Albany. The northeast front has a large portico with four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. Behind the portico on either side, are square towers rising above the roof line and having low domes. There are similar but narrower porticos on the northwest and southeast sides of the building. On the north and east corners of the building are projecting pavilions rising to pediments at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a large square green colored dome with clock and lantern with golden eagle at the top. The roof is hipped. The building was renovated in 1994. The architect was George A Thomason of Olive Branch and the contractor was Vanderheyden Construction Company. The building was further renovated in 2005. The architect was George A Thomason of Olive Branch and the contractor was Griffin Classic Builders, Inc. of Ripley. On the south side is the County Jail constructed in 1939.

 

See: The courthouse in Fayette County, Alabama is similar in design but had a different architect.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Alfred Zucjer and constructed by Zukor & Company in 1882.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Union County Courthouse

 

Courthouses: 

N – Benton County and Tippah County

E – Prentiss County and Lee County

S – Pontotoc County

W – Lafayette County and Marshall County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – New Albany

 

 

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County Jail – New Albany

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2017