Colbert County

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Colbert

Colbert County is named for George Colbert and Levi Colbert, who were Chickasaw chiefs.

 

Created:  February 24, 1870

County Seat:

Tuscumbia  1870 – present

 

County Courthouse – Tuscumbia

 

Location:  201 North Main Street / West 4th Street

Built:  1881 – 1882

Style:  Greek Revival and Italianate

Architect:  Edward Laurent of Nashville, Tennessee

Contractor:  William Dowling of Chattanooga, Tennessee

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story white colored brick structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The east front has a large portico supported by four white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There is decorative brickwork between the first and second stories. On the center of the roof is a large open dome with clock and white colored dome above.  The building burned in 1908 when the interior was gutted. In 1909, the building was rebuilt and a clock tower was added. The architect was Bearden and Foreman and C L Peckinpaugh of Nashville, Tennessee and the contractor was Hosford & Graham.. An addition was built on the north side in 1948. The architect was H A Griffiths Jr. and the contractor was N C Hatcher. An addition was built on the west side in 1973 to 1975. The architect was Northington, Smith, Kranert, Tomblin & Associates and the contractor was B H Craig Construction Company Inc.

 

See: National Register of Historic Places – Colbert County Courthouse Square Historic District

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lauderdale County 

E – Lawrence County

S – Franklin County

W – Tishomingo County, Mississippi

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2010 and 2018