Chattooga County

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Chattooga County is named for the Chattooga River which flows through the county and is named after a Cherokee Native American word meaning ”he drank by sips” or “he has crossed the stream and come out upon the other side”

 

Created:  December 28, 1838

County Seat: 

Summerville  1838 – present

 

County Courthouse – Summerville 

 

Location:  10035 Commerce Street / Washington Avenue

Built:  1909 – 1910

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Bryan Architectural Firm

Contractor:  Falls City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story cream colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Summerville. The northeast front and southeast have high porticoes supported by four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The corner sections of the building project from the main building. On the center of the roof is an octagonal dome with clock, gold dome and small cupola at the top. The courtroom is located on the second story.

 

See:  The contractor Falls City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in Summerville in 1840. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1909 to 1910.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Walker County

E – Floyd County 

S – Floyd County 

W – Cherokee County, Alabama and DeKalb County, Alabama

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Summerville

 

 

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photos taken 2010 and 2018