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Coffee County Courthouse - Elba, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 31° 24.851 W 086° 03.945
16R E 588803 N 3475882
Quick Description: Red brick Romanesque-style courthouse built in 1903.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 11/18/2012 7:21:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMFQGX
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
Views: 1

Long Description:
In 1852, Elba was chosen as the seat of government and in 1853 the first Elba courthouse was constructed on a site which became Courthouse Square. That first courthouse was burned in 1863 by Confederate deserters, but most of the records were saved. Later courthouses were ravaged by floods, but the record books have been dried and although not in the best of condition, many of them remain intact.

The present Elba courthouse, constructed in 1903, survived the floods of 1929 and the 1990s. Although high water stains remain on the walls, this building continues to serve the western division of the county. Most of the older records of the county are housed in the Elba Courthouse.

The courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Year Built: 1903

Current Use of Building: 12th Circuit Court

Level of Courts: County

Dates this building was used to house judicial proceedings: 1903-present

Physical Address:
230 Court Ave Elba, AL 36323

Architect: Not listed

Hours: Not listed

Related Website: Not listed

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