“The town of “new” St. Stephens, approximately three miles south of the original St. Stephens town site, was selected in 1848 as the seat of government. The Washington County Courthouse was built in 1853 and was used by the county for 59 years, until Chatom was made the county seat in 1907. The building was donated to the Historical Society by the Masonic Lodge and was been restored to serve as the St. Stephens Historical museum and visitors center. We recently completed a structural renovation of the building and the museum is now open to the public on Thursdays from 10AM - 2PM.
The old Washington County Courthouse, located in St. Stephens, Alabama, was recently refurbished. The Courthouse and Museum are open to the public each Thursday from 10AM - 2PM. Call the park office to schedule visits at other times.
St. Stephens Historical Park
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