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Jackson County


Jackson County is named for Andrew Jackson, who was the 7th President of the United States from 1829 to 1837.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Franklin County, Tennessee and Marion County, Tennessee

E – Dade County, Georgia and DeKalb County

S – DeKalb County and Marshall County

W – Madison County


Created:  December 13, 1819                                                    Map of Alabama highlighting Jackson County

County Seat:

Sauta Cave  1819 – 1820

Sauta           1820 – 1828

Bellefonte     1828 – 1868

Scottsboro    1868 – present


County Courthouse – Scottsboro


Location:  102 East Laurel Street / South Broad Street

Built:  1912 – 1913

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Richard H Hunt

Contractor:  Little-Cleckler Construction Company of Anniston, Alabama


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Scottsboro. The center section has a portico on the north and south sides supported by four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The east and west wings extend from the main building. On the center of the roof is a square white cupola with clock and gold dome at the top. The building houses the County Circuit Court and the County District Court of the 38th Judicial District. The building was renovated in 1954. The architect was Charles H McCauley and the contractor was Construction Engineers, Inc. In 1967 and 1968 the wings were added.


See:  Little-Cleckler Construction Company of Anniston, Alabama also constructed courthouses in Alabama in Fayette County and Limestone County; in Georgia in Bleckley County, Clarke County, Lincoln County and Walker County; and in Mississippi in Franklin County, Lawrence County, Walthall County and Webster County.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Public Square Historicasl Site


Old County Courthouse – Scottsboro



Location:  208 South Houston Street / Peachtree Street

Built:  1868

Style:  Colonial

Architect:  M V Conley

Contractor:  M V Conley


Description:  The building faces south and is a one story red colored brick and wood structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Scottsboro to the west of the courthouse. The building has a hipped roof and was rented to house the county records moved from Bellefonte. The building served as the courthouse until 1871. The building was moved to the Jackson County Heritage Museum.


History:  The county was created in 1819 and Sauta Cave was selected as the county seat. In 1820, the county seat became Sauta. The county seat was moved to Bellefonte in 1828. The first courthouse was a two story brick structure erected in Bellefonte in 1828. The county seat was moved to Scottsboro in 1868. The second courthouse was a brick structure rented in 1868 and is still standing. The third courthouse was built in 1870 to 1871 at a cost of $25,000. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1912 to 1913 at a cost of $44.503.



County Courthouse – Scottsboro



















Old County Courthouse – Scottsboro







Photos take 2010 and 2014