Old Autauga County Courthouse (1870) - Prattville, AL
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N 32° 27.700 W 086° 28.522
16S E 549304 N 3591731
Quick Description: Marker located in front of one of the former Autauga County courthouses on South Court Street near the Prattville dam (Autauga Creek).
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 12/18/2013 1:39:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMJQFT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
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Long Description:
Built to house governmental activities when the county seat was moved from Kingston to Prattville in 1868. High ceilinged courtroom on upper floor with county offices on the ground floor. The downstairs interior is now drastically changed, but upstairs has several features intact, including the remains of the public gallery in the courtroom. High above the front entrance is inscribed with "Courthouse 1870." The service station was built abutting the west end of the building before 1924. The additional buildings were added in the 1950s.

Marker Text:

The county's third courthouse was used until 1906. George Littlefield Smith, an early citizen of Prattville, designed and built the Italianate-style structure. Earlier county seats were Washington, then Kingston.

Marker placed by the Historic Pratville Redevelopment Authority for the City of Pratville.
Marker Name: Old Autauga County Courthouse

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Erected by the Alabama Historical Association.


Date Dedicated / Placed: 1995

Marker Number: Not Listed

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