Houston County

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Houston County is named for George Smith Houston, who was a Governor of Alabama.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

 Dale County and Henry County

E – Early County, Georgia and Seminole County, Georgia

S – Jackson County, Florida

W – Geneva County and Dale County

 

Created:  February 9, 1903                                                        Map of Alabama highlighting Houston County

County Seat:

Dothan  1905 – present

 

County Courthouse – Dothan

 

Location:  114 North Oates Street / East Main Street

Built:  1960 – 1962

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Joseph L Donofro and Associates of Dothan

Contractor:  W K Upchurch Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a four story red colored brick, glass, stone  and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Dothan. The west front has a central tower with canopy over the entrance on the first story, high glass wall to a header at the roof line, and forming a high peak at the top. On either side of the tower are brick pillars with glass panels on the outside portion. Along the first story is stone facing with wide arches There are no other windows along the front. The courtrooms are located on the third story. The building houses the County Circuit Court and the County District Court of the 20th Judicial District  The building was redesigned from 2001 to 2002. The architect was Charles Waid of Waid, Parrish and Associates of Dothan and the contractor was Clark Construction Company, Inc.

 

See:  The 20th Judicial District includes Henry County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1903 and Dothan was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a brick structure designed by Andrew J  Bryan and constructed by M T Lewman & Company in 1905. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1960 to 1962.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Dothan

 

 

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Cornerstone 1905 County Courthouse

 

 

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Bell from 1905 County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2020