Escambia County

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Escambia

Escambia County is named for the Escambia River which name comes from a Spanish word for “barter” or “exchange”, or from the Creek Native American word  “Shambia” meaning “clear water”.

 

Created:  December 10, 1868

County Seat:

Brewton  1868 – present

 

County Courthouse – Brewton

 

Location:  314 Belleville Avenue / Henderson Street

Built:  1960

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Charles H McCauley

Contractor:  Bear Brothers Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story white colored stucco and concrete structure. The west front has a porch with six vertical pillars rising to a wide header along the roof line. The north and south sides of the building have vertical windows with panels between. On the south side is a one story addition which is joined to a two story building at the southeast.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Frank Lockwood & Smith and constructed by F M Dobson.

 

Old County Courthouse – Brewton

 

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Location:  NW – Belleville Avenue / Court Street

Built:  1885 – 1886

Style:  Colonial

Architect:  Rudolph Bundley

Contractor:  Charles Schneider

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story white colored stucco structure. The east front has a large portico with four white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There is a balcony on the second story with arched window. The roof is hipped. The building is now The Leigh Place a private residence. .

 

Courthouses: 

 Monroe County and Conecuh County

E – Covington County

S – Okaloosa County, Florida, Santa Rosa County, Florida and Escambia County, Florida

W – Baldwin County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009