Barbour County

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Barbour

 Barbour County is named for James Barbour, who was a Governor of the State of Virginia.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

 Bullock County and Russell County

E – Stewart County, Georgia and Quitman County, Georgia

S – Henry County and Dale County

W – Pike County and Bullock County

 

Created:  December 18, 1832                                                    Map of Alabama highlighting Barbour County

County Seat:

Clayton  1832 – present

 

County Courthouse – Clayton

 

Location:  113 Court Square / Midway Street

Built:  1960 – 1961

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Carl Herbert Lancaster Jr.

Contractor:  Mid-South Construction Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story buff colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Clayton. On the east front is a projecting enclosed porch with dark glass walls. Above the porch are three windows. Behind is a gray colored stone facade with buff colored  brick covering the rest of the building. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1854 and remodeled in 1924.

 

County Courthouse – Eufaula

 

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Location:  303 East Broad Street / North Orange Avenue

Built:  1923 – 1924

Style:  French Renaissance

Architect:  Shields-Guice Lumber Company of Dawson, Georgia

Contractor:  Shields-Guice Lumber Company of Dawson, Georgia

 

Description:  The building  faces north and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located in the center of Eufaula. The center section on the north has a porch with four high brick pillars and four columns along the recessed wall. Along the roof are dormers. The roof is sloped. The building was renovated in 1986. The architect was Blondheim & Mixon, Inc. and the contractor was Anderson Construction Company of Fort Gaines, Georgia.

 

Note:  The City of Eufaula contributed $15,000 toward construction costs, and the Board of Revenue awarded a building contract of $34,958.52 to Shields-Guice Lumber Company of Dawson, Georgia. A heating-system contract was let to Walter Denison of Columbus, Georgia.

 

History:  The first courthouse was a wooden structure built in Louisville. The second courthouse was a wooden one room structure built by Ryan Bannett in Clayton 1n 1833. Thomas Warren was the superintendent during construction. The third courthouse was built in 1854 at a cost of $9,695. Additions were built in 1900 and 1924. The fifth and present courthouse was constructed in 1960 to 1961. A courthouse was constructed in Eufaula in 1923 to 1924 at a cost of $50,000 replacing an old city courthouse.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Clayton

 

 

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County Courthouse – Eufaula

 

 

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Photos taken 2010