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Crenshaw County

 

Crenshaw County is named for Anderson Crenshaw, who was a judge.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

 Montgomery County

E – Pike County and Coffee County

S – Covington County

W – Butler County and Lowndes County

 

Created:  November 30, 1866                                                    Map of Alabama highlighting Crenshaw County

County Seat:

Rutledge  1866 – 1893

Luverne    1893 – present

 

County Courthouse – Luverne

 

Location:  295 Glenwood Avenue / East 3rd Street

Built:  1954 – 1955

Style:  Arts Deco

Architect:  Carl Herbert Lancaster, Jr.

Contractor:  Jones & Hardy

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story gray colored stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Luverne. The west front has a recessed center section with small canopy at the first story entrance. Above the entrance is a large window. The north and south wings extend from the main building and have no windows. There are stone murals on either side of the entrance section. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit and the County District Court and County Probate Court..

 

See:  The 2nd Judicial Circuit includes Butler County and Lowndes County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1866 and Rutledge was selected as the county seat. The county seat was moved to Luverne in 1893. The first courthouse was designed by W Chamberlin & Company and constructed by Hugger & Company in 1893. There was a fire id 1898. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1954 to 1955.

 

 

County Courthouse – Luverne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2009 and 2020