Wilcox County is named for Joseph M Wilcox, who was a lieutenant during the Creek War.
Created: December 13, 1819
Canton Bend 1819 – 1833
Camden 1833 – present
County Courthouse – Camden
Location: 12 Water Street / Claiborne Street
Built: 1977 – 1978
Architect: Martin J Lide of Birmingham
Contractor: Rodgers & Bullard Construction Corporation of Montgomery
Description: The building faces southwest and is a three story light red colored brick and concrete structure. The southwest front has a large portico with arches on the first story and four square pillars rising to a pediment at the roof line. There is stone trim at the corners. The roof line is flat. The building is called the “Courthouse Annex”.
See: The architect, Martin J Lide of Birmingham, designed courthouses in Alabama in Blount County, Cullman County, Marshall County, Saint Clair County and Tallapoosa County and in Tennessee in Anderson County, Roane County, Union County and White County.
Old County Courthouse – Camden
Location: Broad Street / Claiborne Street
Built: 1857 – 1858
Style: Greek Revival
Architect: Alexander Bragg of Camden
Contractor: Alexander Bragg of Camden
Description: The building faces southwest and is a two story red colored brick structure. The southwest front has a large portico supported by four large white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. An addition was added on the northeast side in 1983. The architect was Sherlock, Smith & Adams, Inc. and the contractor was Weston Scarsbrook. The building houses the public library.
Photos taken 2010