Monroe County is named for James Monroe, who was the fifth President of the United States from 1817 to 1825.
Created: June 29, 1815
Monroeville 1815 – present
County Courthouse – Monroeville
Location: 65 North Alabama Street / Pineville Road
Built: 1962 – 1963
Architect: Sherlock, Smith & Adams, Inc. of Montgomery
Contractor: S J Curry & Company
Description: The building faces east and is a two story orange-red colored brick and concrete structure. The east front has a long porch across the front supported by eight concrete pillars with balcony on the second story. The flat roof line has a wide band running below the eaves.
Old County Courthouse – Monroeville
Location: NW – Claiborne Street / North Alabama Street
Built: 1903 – 1904
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Andrew J Bryan
Contractor: M T Lewman and Company of Louisville, Kentucky
Description: The building faces east and is a three story orange-red brick structure. The east two story front has a projecting center section rising to a pediment at the roof line. On the north and south sides of the center section are the entrances. On the east side are north and south wings which also rise to pediments at the roof line. Behind is a circular three story section containing the oval shaped courtroom on the second story. The west section is rectangular. Above the east front rises a high white colored octagonal dome with clock and steep roof. Above the center circular section is a low wide octagonal cupola. The building houses the Monroe County Heritage Museum.
See: The architect, Andrew J Bryan, designed the courthouse in Coffee County and Lee County, in Georgia in Colquitt County, Pulaski County and Stewart County; in Kentucky in Bracken Couinty and Mercer County; in Louisiana in Pointe Coupee Parish; in Mississippi in Attala County and Simpson County; and in Texas in Rains County.
See: The contractor M T Lewman and Company of Louisville, Kentucky.
See: National Register of Historic Places – Old Monroe County Courthouse.
N – Wilcox County
W – Clarke County
Photos taken 2009