Tallapoosa County

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Tallapoosa

Tallapoosa County is named for the Tallapoosa River, which was named from the Creek Native American words “Talwa posa” meaning “grandmother town”.

 

Created: December 18, 1832

County Seat:        

Dadeville  1832 – present

 

County Courthouse – Dadeville

 

Location:  125 North Broadnax Street / Columbus Street

Built:  1959 – 1960

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Martin J Lide of Birmingham

Contractor:  Lynn H Blair

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a four story red colored brick and concrete structure. The east front has a large porch rising to the top of the third story with clock in the center and has six thin pillars. The entrance on the second story is recessed with a same pediment above. The center section projects from the main building. There are two story north and south wings. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1860. A bell tower was added in 1902 with W Chamberlain as the architect. Further additions were made in 1929 and 1949.

 

See:  The architect,  Martin J Lide of Birmingham, designed courthouses in Alabama in Blount CountyCullman County, Marshall County, Saint Clair County and Wilcox County and in Tennessee in Anderson CountyRoane County, Union County and White County.

 

County Courthouse – Alexander City

 

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Location:  1 Courthouse Square / Church Street

Built:  1939 – 1940

Style:  Neo-Classical and Art Deco

Architect:  Roberts & Company

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building was constructed as a combination city hall and county courthouse.  The building is “H” shaped with the center section rising higher than the east and west wings. The east front has a concrete framed entrance on the first story. The center section projects slightly with a high window on the second story. Horizontal belts run below the windows and the flat roof line.

 

County Courthouse Annex – Alexander City

 

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Location:  395 Lee Street / 2nd Street

Built:  2005 – 2007

Style:  Modern

Architect:  KHAFRA

Contractor:  J A Lett Construction

 

Description:  The building faces  west and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The west front has a high portico with four white colored columns and pediment above. The building is shaped as a “U” with projecting south and north wings. The roof line is flat. The building is names as the C J Coley Courthouse Annex.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Clay County and Randolph County

E – Chambers County and Lee County

S – Macon County 

W – Elmore County and Coosa County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2010 and 2014