Bibb County

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Bibb County is named for William Wyatt Bibb, who was the first Governor of Alabama.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Tuscaloosa County and Jefferson County 

E – Chilton County

S – Chilton County and Perry County

W – Hale County and Tuscaloosa County

 

Created:   February 6, 1818                                                       Map of Alabama highlighting Bibb County

County Seat:

Antioch       1818 – 1830

Centreville  1830 – present

 

County Courthouse – Centerville

 

Location:  35 Court Square / Valley Street

Built:  1902 – 1903

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  William S Hull of Jackson, Mississippi

Contractor:  F M Dobson

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick, stone  and concrete structure. The Building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Centerville. The southwest corner has a high square brick clock tower with round cupola at the top with white colored dome. The south front has a large stone trimmed arch at the entrance on the first story. The south front rises to a peak. There is a course stone foundation. The roof is hipped. The building houses the County Circuit Court and the County District Court of the 4th Judicial District. On the north side is a small addition with the one story Courthouse Annex across the street.

 

See:  The architect, William S Hull of Jackson also designed courthouses in Alabama in Choctaw County and in Mississippi in Covington County, Forrest County, Jefferson Davis County, Perry CountyPike CountySharkey County and Tallahatchie County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1818 and was named as Cahawba County until 1820. The first county seat was Antioch where the first courthouse was erected. The county seat was moved to Centerville in 1830 and the second and third courthouses were erected. In 1859 the fourth courthouse was built. The fifth and present courthouse was constructed in 1902 to 1903.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Centerville

 

 

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County Courthouse Annex – Centerville

Photos taken 2010