Liberty County

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Liberty

Liberty County is named for the right and privilege of liberty.

 

Created:  December 15, 1855

County Seat:

Bristol  1855 – present

 

County Courthouse – Bristol

 

Location:  10818 NW State Highway 20 / Virginia G Weaver Street

Built:  1940 – 1942

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Yonge & Hart of Pensacola

Contractor:  Jack Culpepper of Tallahassee

 

Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds and the south front has a projecting central section with first story entrance trimmed with stone. Above the entrance is a window also trimmed with stone. The courtroom is located on the second story. The east and west sections are slightly lower in height. There is projecting wing on the southwest side constructed in 1971.  The architect was Charles A Gaskin and the contractor was Kolmetz Construction Company. A further addition was constructed on the northwest side in 2000. The architect was Collins & Associates, Inc. and the contractor was Eldridge Construction, Inc. The consulting engineer was Preble Rich, Inc.

 

See:  The architect Yonge and Hart also designed the Florida Supreme Court in Tallahassee.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was destroyed by fire on January 9, 1940 and court was held at the local hotel until the present courthouse was constructed.

 

Courthouses: 

Jackson County and Gadsden County

E – Leon County and Wakulla County

S – Franklin County

W – Gulf County and Calhoun County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2018