Old Somerville Courthouse

The Historic Somerville Courthouse is the oldest original courthouse in Alabama. The Courthouse was constructed in 1837 and court proceedings took place there until the county seat was moved to Decatur in 1891. Later that year, the courthouse became the home of the Morgan County College, a Presbyterian training school. More recently, the courthouse has served as a senior citizens center and has become a focal point for community events. The two-story federal style building has undergone extensive restoration throughout the years, but still has most of its original architectural features. 

The Historic Somerville Courthouse is the oldest original courthouse in Alabama. The Courthouse was constructed in 1837 and court proceedings took place there until the county seat was moved to Decatur in 1891. Later that year, the courthouse became the home of the Morgan County College, a Presbyterian training school. More recently, the courthouse has served as a senior citizens center and has become a focal point for community events. The two-story federal style building has undergone extensive restoration throughout the years, but still has most of its original architectural features. 

Currently, the Historic Somerville Courthouse is closed to the public due to safety issues with the floors.

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Latitude: 34.473394 Longitude: -86.798091 Elevation: 656 ft
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Time Period Represented

1800s-1900s

Hours Open

Currently closed to the public due to safety issues with the floors.

Seasons Open

Currently closed to the public due to safety issues with the floors.

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