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Submitted by Willie L. Barton

 An article that appeared in the May 13, 1886 issue of the Winston Herald newspaper.
 
Walker County's New Temple of Justice Burned
Last night the fire-fiend invoked by some inhuman fiend in human shape, again visited Jasper and nothing now remains of Walker County's magnificent new court house but blackened walls. About 3 o'clock this morning the courthouse was discovered to be on fire in the jury room temporarily occupied as the Circuit Clerk's office and in one short hour Walker was again without a courthouse - and this time all her circuit court records and files burned. The Record books were, perhaps all, saved; the files and papers for record, together with private papers of Judge Gamble and Mr. W. S. Foster, besides a large amount of funds, over #1,000 belonging to Judge Gamble, were burned.... This is the third courthouse that Walker has lost by fire within the past nine years.

Court Records:

To contact the Walker County Court House for records:

Walker County Clerk
P.O. Box 749
Jasper, AL 35501-0749
Telephone: (205) 384-7268

Court Records contributed by researchers:

1871-Adam Campbell-Power of Attorney

Borden Court records