Courtland Alabama

Courtland Alabama

Courtland is a town in Lawrence County, Alabama and is included in the Decatur Metropolitan Area, as well as the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. The population is 769.

File Photos of Federal Style Architecture (Not taken in Courtland AL)
File Photos of Federal Style Architecture (Not taken in Courtland AL)

Courtland was home to the Courtland Army Airfield (Courtland AAF) in 1944 and 1945. It was dismantled immediately after WWII and given the city of Courtland to use as an airport. Today, it is Courtland Airport.

According to the Encyclopedia of Alabama, Courtland was a prosperous town in the late nineteenth century, with businesses that included several saloons, a grist mill, three cotton gins, three blacksmith shops, and an ice house.

Alabama.Travel describes Courtlands, saying “Federal period architecture of the first 60 years of Courtland’s development reflects the town’s early ties to the influence and traditions of Virginia and the upper South. The late-1800 and early-1900 reflect the Victorian Colonial Revival, and bungalow styles ranging from large multi-story homes with wide sweeping verandas to cottage-style dwellings.”

Courtland is located at 34°40′6″N 87°18′39″W (34.668457, -87.310821).

Photo Credits: File Photos of Federal Style Architecture (Not taken in Courtland AL)

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