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Covington County


Covington County is named for Leonard Covington, who was a general from Maryland.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

 Butler County and Crenshaw County

E – Coffee County and Geneva County

S – Walton County, Florida and Okaloosa County, Florida

W – Escambia County and Conecuh County


Created:  December 17, 1821                                                    Map of Alabama highlighting Covington County

County Seat:

Montezuma  1821 – 1844

Andalusia     1844 – present


County Courthouse – Andalusia


Location:  100 Courthouse Square / Three Notch Street

Built:  1916 – 1917

Style:  Beaux Arts and Italianate

Architect:  Frank Lockwood

Contractor:  Frederick Ausfeld


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story gray colored stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Andalusia. The  south front has a portico supported by six high columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. On the pediment is a stone crest. Behind the portico is a high rectangular section. A projecting cornice runs below the roof line. The two courtrooms are located on the east and west sides of the second story. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 22nd Judicial Circuit and the County District Court and County Probate Court. On the north side is the old red colored brick jail.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Covington County Courthouse and Jail District


History:  The county was created in1821 and Montezuma was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a log cabin built in Montezuma in 1824. The building burned in 1839. In 1844 the county seat was moved to Andalusia. The second courthouse was a two story square wooden structure built in Andalusia in 1844 to 1845. The courthouse was destroyed by fire on January 13, 1878. The third courthouse was a two story frame structure built in 1878 and burned in 1895. The fourth courthouse was a two story brick structure designed by W Chamberlin & Company and constructed by B C Williams in 1896 to 1897 on the town square. The bell from the old courthouse is located on the present courthouse grounds. The fifth and present courthouse was constructed in 1916 to 1917 and the previous courthouse was torn down.


County Administration Building – Andalusia



Location:  260 Hillcrest Drive / Hide A Way Court Road

Built:  1998

Style:  Modern

Architect:  William J McClain ( engineer )

Contractor:  Alabama Correctional Industries


Description:  The building faces east and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the west of the center of Andalusia. The building is “U” shaped with a central entrance having a small projecting section. The hipped roof is a green color. 



County Courthouse – Andalusia

























County Circuit Court courtroom









Bell from 1897 County Courthouse



Old County Jail – Andalusia





County Administration Building – Andalusia









Photos taken 2009, 2015, 2018 and 2020