Sumter County Courthouse (Alabama)

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Sumter County Courthouse
Sumter County Courthouse (Alabama) is located in Alabama
Sumter County Courthouse (Alabama)
Sumter County Courthouse (Alabama) is located in the US
Sumter County Courthouse (Alabama)
LocationUS 11, Livingston, Alabama
Coordinates32°34′58″N 88°11′18″W / 32.58278°N 88.18833°W / 32.58278; -88.18833Coordinates: 32°34′58″N 88°11′18″W / 32.58278°N 88.18833°W / 32.58278; -88.18833
Area2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built1902 (1902)
Built byDabbs, C.H. & Co.
ArchitectFrederick Ausfeld & Chapman
Architectural styleBeaux Arts
NRHP reference #72000180[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 24, 1972

The Sumter County Courthouse is a historic county courthouse building in Livingston, Sumter County, Alabama.[1]


Designed in the Beaux-Arts style, it has served as the Sumter County Courthouse since its completion in 1902. The two-story structure is built of red brick, with terracotta architectural elements, over a stone clad foundation. It is topped by a dome and cupola. It was designed by Chapman and Frederick Ausfeld.[2]

The Sumter County Courthouse is centered in a large town square, that is enclosed within an iron fence. An adjacent bored well pavilion, built in brick in 1924; and an 1830s brick probate office; also occupy the square.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 24, 1972.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Hughes, Delos (2017). Historic Alabama Courthouses: A Century of Their Images and Stories. Montgomery, Alabama: NewSouth Books. p. 135. ISBN 9781588383341. OCLC 968763253.
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Sumter County Courthouse". National Park Service. Retrieved April 12, 2013. See also: "Accompanying photos".