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Autauga County

 

Autauga County is named for the Autauga or Atagi Native American people who were a sub-group of the Alibamu.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Chilton County

E – Elmore County

S – Montgomery County and Lowndes County

W – Dallas County

 

Created:  November 21, 1818                                                    Map of Alabama highlighting Autauga County

County Seat: 

Washington  1818 – 1830

Kingston       1830 – 1868

Prattville       1868 – present

 

County Courthouse – Prattville

 

Location:  134 North Court Street / West 4th Street

Built:  1905 – 1906

Style:  Richardsonian Romanesque

Architect:  Bruce Architectual Company of Birmingham

Contractor:  M T Lewman & Company of Louisville, Kentucky

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story buff colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Prattville. On the southwest corner is a high square brick clock tower with steep roof. The other corners of the building have shorter square towers. The center section has a large arch at the first story entrance, balcony above on the second story and towers rising on either side of a recessed large arched window. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit and the County District Court. In 2007, an addition was built on the north side. The architect was PH&J Architects, Inc. of Montgomery and the contractor was Canndauson Construction, Inc.

 

See:  The contractor M T Lewman and Company of Louisville, Kentucky.

 

See: National Register of Historic Places – Daniel Pratt Historic District

 

Note:  The County Probate Court is located at 176 West 5th Street and/ North Court Street to the north of the courthouse.

 

Old County Courthouse – Prattville

 

 

Location:  147 South Court Street / Hunts Street

Built:  1870 – 1871

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  George Littlefield Smith

Contractor:  George Littlefield Smith

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story white colored brick structure. The rectangular shaped building is located in the center of Prattville to the south of the courthouse. The walls of the building have vertical pilasters with windows on the second story. The roof is hipped. On the west side is a one story section with open portico.

 

See:  The 19th Judicial Circuit includes Chilton County and Elmore County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1818 and Washington was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a brick structure built in Washington ( Old Washington ) in the north part of the county after 1818. In 1830, the county seat was moved to Kingston and the second courthouse was erected. In 1868, the county seat was moved to Prattville and the third courthouse was built in 1870 and is still standing. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1905 to 1906.

 

County Administration Building – Prattville

 

 

Location:  135 North Court Street / West 4th Street

Built:  2007 – 2009

Style:  Modern

Architect:  PH&J Architects, Inc. of Montgomery

Contractor: First Team Construction Company, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Prattville on the west side of the courthouse. The east entrance is arched and the roof is hipped.

 

 

County Courthouse – Prattville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Courthouse Addition – Prattville

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Administration Building – Prattville

 

 

 

 

Old County Courthouse – Prattville

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2010 and 2015