Calhoun County

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Calhoun County is named for John C Calhoun, who was a United States statesman and Vice President.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Etowah County and Cherokee County

E – Cleburne County

S – Talladega County

W – Saint Clair County and Etowah County


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

County Seat:

Jacksonville  1833 – 1898

Anniston       1898 – present


County Courthouse – Anniston


Location:  25 West 11th Street / Gurnee Avenue

Built:  1900 – 1901

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  James Wingfield Golucke & Company of Atlanta

Contractor:  S C Houser & Wolsongrot


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Anniston. The south front has a projecting center section with three arches on the first story, three vertical windows on the second story and pediment above. On the center of the roof is a high square clock tower with green colored dome at the top.  The building houses the County Circuit Court and the County District Court of the 7th Judicial District. The building was renovated in 1924. The architect was Lockwood, Poundstone & Billie and the contractor was Scarbough & Dempsey. The building was remodeled in 1932. The architect was Lockwood and Poundstone and Maurice R Thomas and the contractor was J P Bradfield. The building was renovated in 1991 and 1992 with the addition on the north side. The architect was Christian & Associates and the contractor was Bentley Construction Company.


History:  The county was created in 1832 and Jacksonville was selected as the county seat in 1833. The first courthouse was erected in Jacksonville in 1833 and burned. In 1862 the second courthouse was erected and burned in 1865. The third courthouse was built by Joe Patton in 1884. The county seat was moved to Anniston in 1898. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1900 to 1901.




County Courthouse – Anniston




























Photos taken 2010