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Geneva County

 

Geneva County is named for Geneva, New York by Henry Yonge who founded the City of Geneva after his hometown.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

 Coffee CountyDale County and Houston County

E – Houston County

S – Holmes County, Florida and Walton County, Florida

W – Covington County

 

Created:  December 26, 1868                                                    Map of Alabama highlighting Geneva County

County Seat:

Geneva  1868 – present

 

County Courthouse – Geneva

 

Location:  200 North Commerce Street / East Maple Avenue

Built:  1964 – 1965

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Sherlock, Smith & Adams, Inc. of Montgomery

Contractor:  N L Blaun Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Geneva. The west front has a high portico supported by six square pillars rising to a header at the roof line. The windows are vertical with panels between the windows. The roof is green colored tile. There are lower wings on the north and south sides. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 33rd Judicial Circuit and the County District Court and County Probate Court.

 

See:  The architect, Sherlock, Smith & Adams, Inc. of Montgomery, designed courthouses in DeKalb County, Marengo County and Monroe County.

 

See:  The 33rd Judicial Circuit includes Dale County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1868 and Geneva was selected as the county seat. The first court met in a school. In 1869, the first courthouse was built in Geneva.  The second courthouse was a brick structure which burned in 1898. The third courthouse was built by J Johnston in 1899 and burned in 1911. The fourth courthouse was constructed in 1912. The architect was B B Smith and the contractor was P M Metcalf. The fifth and present courthouse was constructed in 1964 to 1965.

 

 

County Courthouse – Geneva

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2009 and 2023