Wilcox County

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Wilcox

Wilcox County is named for Joseph M Wilcox, who was a lieutenant during the Creek War.

 

Created:  December 13, 1819

County Seat:        

Canton Bend  1819 – 1833

Camden         1833 – present

 

County Courthouse – Camden

 

Location:  12 Water Street / Claiborne Street

Built:  1977 – 1978

Style:  Modern

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 CountyCullman County, Marshall County, Saint Clair County and Tallapoosa County and in Tennessee in Anderson CountyRoane County, Union County and White County.

 

Old County Courthouse – Camden

 

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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.

                        

Courthouses: 

 Marengo County and Dallas County

E – Lowndes County and Butler County

S – Monroe County and Clarke County

W – Clarke County and Marengo County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2010