Clarke County

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Clarke County is named for John Clarke, who was a Governor of the State of Georgia.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Marengo County

E – Wilcox County and Monroe County

S – Monroe County and Baldwin County

W – Washington County and Choctaw County

 

Created:  December 10, 1812                                                    Map of Alabama highlighting Clarke County

County Seat:

Grove Hill  1812 – present

 

County Courthouse – Grove Hill

 

Location:  114 Court Street / Clark Street

Built:  1955 – 1956

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:   Charles H McCauley

Contractor:   S J Curry & Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story dark red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Grove Hill. The east front has a portico supported by four columns rising to a pediment at the top of the second story. The central section behind the portico is gray concrete with a hipped roof. Two wide horizontal concrete bands run above the vertical windows which are narrow. On the north side is the red colored brick Courthouse Annex constructed in 1911 by Stratton Brothers & Ward. On the south side is the Courthouse Annex constructed in 1940 which projects on the east front. In 2007, a further addition was constructed on the north side of the 1911 Annex. The architect was PH&J Architects, Inc. of Montgomery and the contractor was J C Duke & Associates.

 

History:  In 1820, Clarksville was designated as the county seat. The county seat was moved to Grove Hill in 1831 and the first courthouse, a one story frame structure was built. The second courthouse was designed and constructed by F B Hull and W S Hull in 1889. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1955 and 1956.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Grove Hill

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2020