Old Russell County Courthouse

Old Russell County Courthouse (HMZXB)

Location: Seale, AL 36875 Russell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 17.894', W 85° 10.061'

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During the Federal occupation of the former Confederate States of America, the Alabama Legislature created Lee County primarily from the northern half of Russell County in 1866 and ordered the selection of the county seat "more centrally located." Government in Russell County was practically non-existent at the time; few records were kept and taxes levied only for favored political purposes. An election was called; Seale won. Simeon O'Neal and Cicero McBride selected this commanding site. John Lewis was architect.

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Political opportunists kept confusion reigning; another election was held in 1868; Seale won; excavation began; records were removed from the former county seat at Crawford to a nearby store until rooms were sufficiently complete. Permanent funding was not enacted until 1871, the total cost being $9,600.00. Simeon O'Neal was the contractor. The wing rooms, the inside stairs, and exterior rebricking was accomplished in 1908. In 1935 the branch at Phenix City was elected the county seat with Seale remaining a branch unitl it was closed in 1943.
Year Placed1984
Placed ByThe Historic Chattahoochee Commission And The Old Russell County Courthouse Association
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 12:25pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 672522 N 3574967
Decimal Degrees32.29823333, -85.16768333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 17.894', W 85° 10.061'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 17' 53.64" N, 85° 10' 3.66" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 946 Chapel St, Seale AL 36875, US
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