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Bullock County

 

Bullock County is named for Edward Bullock, who was a Colonel from Barbour County.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

 Montgomery County and Macon County

E – Russell County and Barbour County

S – Barbour County and Pike County

W – Montgomery County

 

Created:  December 5, 1866                                                      Map of Alabama highlighting Bullock County

County Seat:

Union Springs  1867 – present

 

County Courthouse – Union Springs

 

Location:  217 North Prairie Street / Conecuh Avenue

Built:  1871 – 1872

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  M M Tye

Contractor:  M M Tye

 

Description:  The building faces east and  is a three story red colored brick structure. The building is located in the center of Union Springs. On the east front is a recessed porch supported by two large columns rising two stories with a balcony at the top with two round windows. On the north and south sides are large square brick towers with arched windows on the second and third stories and with mansard roofs. In the interior, the County Circuit Court courtroom is located at the rear of the second story. On the south side is a one story wing. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 3rd Judicial Curcuit and the County District Court and County Probate Court. The building was renovated in 1992 and the architect was Goodwyn, Mills & Carwood, and the contractor was Construction Consultants. Behind the courthouse is the old three story brick jail built in 1897.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Bullock County Courthouse Historic District

 

See:  The 3rd Judicial Circuit includes Barbour County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1866 and Union Springs was selected as the county seat in 1867. The courthouse is the first and only courthouse erected in the county. The cost of construction was $60,000.

 

 

County Courthouse – Union Springs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Circuit Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old County Jail – Union Springs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2009, 2010 and 2020