Jefferson County Courthouses

Jefferson County Courthouses (HMH33)

Location: Birmingham, AL 35203 Jefferson County
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N 33° 31.26', W 86° 48.558'

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Side A

Territorial legislature designated home of Maj. Moses Kelly (in Jones Valley) as site of first court in this area of Alabama, 1818.
After creation of Jefferson County, 1819, court held at Carrollsville (Powderly) until county seat established at Elyton, 1820.
County seat moved to Birmingham, 1873. Two story brick Courthouse completed 1875 on NE corner 3rd Ave. and 21st St., North. Replaced 1887 by elaborate three story structure which served county until 1931. Separate Bessemer Division of Circuit Court established 1915. Bessemer Courthouse completed 1920.

Side B

Present Courthouse completed 1931. Designed by Holabird and Root of Chicago. Constructed of reinforced concrete faced with granite and limestone. North Annex built 1964.
Sculptured reliefs on west face depicting history of Jefferson County by Leo Friedlander.
Murals in west foyer representing "Old South" and "New South" by John Norton.
Bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson by Birmingham artist Georges Bridges.
HM NumberHMH33
Year Placed1982
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 5:54pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 517708 N 3709063
Decimal Degrees33.52100000, -86.80930000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 31.26', W 86° 48.558'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 31' 15.60" N, 86° 48' 33.48" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 716 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham AL 35203, US
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