County courthouses have regal history

A unique feature of the American landscape is the county courthouse. Take a trip along the old major highways and you will often find at the center of a county seat stands a large, old, sometimes overly elaborate courthouse. At first glance, you may think that these ancient buildings have always marked the center of county government, but this is often not the case. All of our local counties have moved county seats.

Milton is the second known center of government in Santa Rosa County. In Escambia County, Alabama, Pollard once held the title, and Escambia County, Florida’s government...

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