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Madison County


Madison County is named for James Madison, who was the fourth President of the United States of America.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Lincoln County, Tennessee and Franklin County, Tennessee 

E – Jackson County and Marshall County

S – Marshall County and Morgan County

W – Limestone County


Created:  December 13, 1808                                                    Map of Alabama highlighting Madison County

County Seat:

Huntsville  1808 – present


County Courthouse – Huntsville


Location:  100 Northside Square / Jefferson Street North

Built:  1966 – 1967

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Northington, Smith, Kranert & Associates and Thomas A. Jones

Contractor:  Pearce, Demoss & King Inc.


Description:  The building faces north and is a ten story concrete and glass structure.  The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Huntsville. The north section of the building is two stories with an overhang and vertical pillars with recessed glass walls. The south end of the building is a high glass and steel tower with flat roof line. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 23rd Judicial Circuit and the County District Court and County Probate Court.


History:  The county was created in 1808 and Huntsville was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a two story brick structure erected in 1818 in Huntsville. The second courthouse was designed by George Steele and built by William Wilson and James Mitchell in 1838 to 1842 at a cost of $52,000. The third courthouse was designed by C K Colley and constructed by Little-Clecker Company in 1914. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1966 to 1967.



County Courthouse – Huntsville











Photos taken 2010