Jefferson County is named for Thomas Jefferson, who was President of the United States from 1801 to 1809.
Created: January 20, 1827
Monticello 1828 – present
County Courthouse – Monticello
Location: 1 Courthouse Circle / Jefferson Street
Built: 1909 – 1910
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Edward Columbus Hosford of Atlanta, Georgia
Contractor: Mutual Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky
Description: The building faces south and is a two story white colored stucco and stone structure. The south front has a high portico supported by four large white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The motto “Sum Cuique” (To each his own) is inscribed over the doors. There are porticos on all four sides of the building. A balustrade runs along the roof line. On the center of the roof is a large octagonal dome with clock and a small cupola at the top.
Note: The bid by Mutual Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky for construction of the courthouse was $39,412.
See: The architect, Edward Columbus Hosford of Atlanta, Georgia..
S – Gulf of Mexico
Photos taken 2009