Greene County

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Greene

Greene County is named for Nathanael Greene, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War.

 

Created:  December 13, 1819

County Seat:

Eric      1819 – 1838

Eutaw  1838 – present

 

County Courthouse – Eutaw

 

Location:  400 Morrow Avenue / Tuscaloosa Street

Built:  1993 – 1994

Style:  Modern

Architect:  David Jones Jr. & Associates of Birmingham

Contractor:  Campbell & Associates of Tuscaloosa

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a one story brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located in the center of the city acrosss from the old courthouse. The southwest corner has a portico supported by four columns with sloped roof section above. There are columns along the west and south sides with recessed  exterior walls with large glass windows. The roof line is flat. The project manger was Willie Howell & Associates of Eutaw.

 

Old County Courthouse – Eutaw

 

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Location:  Morrow Avenue / Boligee Street

Built:  1869 – 1870

Style:  Greek Revival with Italianate influence

Architect:  George M Figh ( John V Crossland plans )

Contractor:  George M Figh

 

Description: The building faces south and is a two story masonry  structure. The building sits in the center of Courthouse Square in the center of the city with the Probate Building ( 1856 ) on the northwest, Grand Jury Building ( 1842 ) on the northeast and the Library ( 1931 ) on the southeast.

 

Note:  The first courthouse in Eutaw was built by John V Crossland of Greensborough in 1838 to 1839. The building was destroyed by fire in 1868. The courthouse was rebuilt in 1869. The original plans of John V Crossland were used with the exception of a much taller second level, three-sash windows, and wider, Italianate eaves and brackets.

                       

Courthouses: 

N – Pickens County and Tuscaloosa County

E – Hale County

S – Marengo County

W – Sumter County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Courthouse Building Plans

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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Library

 

 

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Probate Building

 

 

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Grand Jury Building

 

 

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Photos taken 2010 and 2018