Washington County

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Washington County is named for George Washington, who was the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797.


Created:  June 4, 1800

County Seat:        

St. Stephens  1800 – 1907

Chatom          1800 – present


County Courthouse – Chatom


Location:  45 Court Street / Central Avenue

Style:  Modern

Architect:  T Cooper Van Antwerp of Mobile

Contractor:  F B Bear Jr. of Montgomery


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story brick, glass and concrete structure. The east front has a recessed central entrance with a dark red colored marble slab running up to the roof line. On either side of the marble are red colored brick walls and on either side of them are large white colored concrete grill panels with a large window on the north and south. The roof line is flat. The building was renovated in 2000 to 2001. The architect was Hall-Baubauer Architects of Mobile and the contractor was Hagan Construction Company, Inc. of Montgomery.


Note:  A courthouse was designed and built by Levin Jeffferson Wilson in 1854. The building is still standing. The previous courthouse was designed by William S Hull and constructed by Southern Structural Steel Company in 1907.



N – Choctaw County

E – Clarke County and Baldwin County

S – Mobile County

W – Greene County, Mississippi and Wayne County, Mississippi




















Photos taken 2009