Holmes County

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Holmes

Holmes County is named for Thomas J Holmes, who was a settler from North Carolina, who arrived in 1830 or from Holmes Creek.

 

Created:  January 8, 1848

County Seat:

Hewitt Bluff        1848 – 1889

Pittman’s Ferry  1889 – 1900

Westville            1900 – 1905

Bonifay              1905 – present

 

County Courthouse – Bonifay

 

Location:  201 North Oklahoma Street / East Virginia Avenue

Built:  1963 – 1964

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Look & Morrison

Contractor:  Dyson & Company

 

Description: The building faces east and is a two story concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds and the east front and the south side have one story vertical concrete pillars with recessed windows and a recessed central entrance on the east side. The south section rises higher that the rest of the building. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located in the center of the building.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1906.

 

Courthouses: 

– Geneva County, Alabama

E – Jackson County

S – Washington County 

W – Walton County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2018