Choctaw County

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Choctaw County is named for the Choctaw Native American people who resided in the region.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Sumter County

E – Marengo County and Clarke County

S – Washington County

W – Wayne County, Mississippi and Clarke County, Mississippi

 

Created:  December 29, 1847                                                    Map of Alabama highlighting Choctaw County

County Seat:

Barrytown  1847 – 1848

Butler         1848 – present

 

County Courthouse – Butler

 

Location:  117 Mulberry Avenue / West Pushmarahast Street

Built:  1906 – 1907

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  William S Hull of Jackson, Mississippi

Contractor:  Hueber Brothers

 

Description:  The building  faces east and is a two story buff colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Butler. The east front has a portico with three brick arches on the first story and four white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. Wide white colored eaves run along the roof line. The building houses the County Circuit Court and the County District Court of the 1st Judicial District. The building was renovated in 1955. The architect was L L Brasfield and the contractor was Moody & Webb. Wings were added on the north and south sides in 1965.

 

See:  The architect, William S Hull of Jackson also designed courthouses in Alabama in Bibb 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 1847 and Barrytown was designated as the county seat. The first courthouse was a log structure erected in Barrytown in 1842 before the county was created. In 1848, the county seat was moved to Butler and the second courthouse was built in that year. The building burned in 1870 and the third courthouse was built. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1906 to 1907.

 

See:  The first county courthouse is located at the Choctaw County Historical Museum in Gilbertown,  The courthouse was originally located in Barrytown to the southeast.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Butler

 

 

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Photos taken 2009