White County

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White County is named for John White, who was a soldier during the American Revolutionary War and who was the first settler in the county.

 

Created:  September 11, 1806

County Seat: 

Rock Island ( Warren County )  1806 – 1809

Sparta                                        1809 – present

 

County Courthouse – Sparta  

 

Location:  1 East Brockman Way / South Main Street

Built:  1974 – 1975

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Martin J Lide of Birmingham, Alabama

Contractor:  Hardaway Construction Company Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story glass and white colored concrete structure. The building is located on the landscaped grounds of Liberty Square in the center of the city. Each side has three arches on the first story and pilasters rising to the roof line with pediment above. The courtroom is located on the west side of the third story.

 

See:  The architect,  Martin J Lide of Birmingham, designed courthouses in Alabama in  Blount County, Cullman County, Marshall County, Saint Clair County, Tallapoosa County and Wilcox County and in Tennessee in Anderson CountyRoane County and Union County.

 

Note:  The first court was held in 1806 at the home of Joseph Terry at Rock Island ( Warren County ). The first courthouse in Sparta was a log structure built in 1810. The second courthouse was designed by Rueben H Hunt and constructed by William F Doolittle in 1894. The present and third courthouse was constructed at a cost of $1,000,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Putnam County

E – Cumberland County

S – Van Buren County and Warren County

W – DeKalb County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2018