Winston County Courthouse


The Winston County Courthouse is a historic courthouse in Double Springs, Alabama, United States. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 27, 1987.HistoryWinston County Courthouse was created by the organization commission for Hancock County appointed April 8, 1850. Residents of Hancock county, which was later named Winston county, were asked to contribute supplies, equipment and manpower to the construction.The commission asked every one present to return home and tell their neighbors to all meet at this site (now known as Old Houston). Their instructions were to "bring your teams, camping equipment, axes, and other tools." By noon on the appointed date, about fifty men had arrived. They cleared the courthouse construction site by the first afternoon. By the next morning the number of workers reached about 75 men from all parts of the county. Most of those present were sons, grandsons, and great-grandsons of Revolutionary Soldiers. At least half a dozen citizens had already split out the wood, and had dried puncheons to make the floor. The new court house was built, log-cabin style, 16ft by 24ft of large logs halved on both sides, making the walls about 8 inches thick. It was covered with clapboards, rib-pole, end-pole, and weight-pole style; and floored with split-log puncheons about 4 inches thick and some 12in wide, on bark peeled logs about 3ft apart; bark taken off for joists on which was the loft.The cracks were lined on inside and out. The building set north and south, with a door 4ft wide in the south end. A stone chimney was built at the north end, about 8ft wide, to burn logs six feet long. There were windows on the side of the chimney about 2ft wide and 3ft high. Doors and windows had wood shutters made of thick boards, and swung on wood hinges. The roof was clapboards about 4ft long. Benches were made out of puncheons with large peg legs. The building nearly ready in two days. Workers went home but returned May 27 and completed it.


123 Old School Rd
Double Springs, AL


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