Courtland, with a population of just over 760, was built on the site of an Indian village on Big Nance Creek. It is one of the oldest towns in Alabama. The town of Courtland was named to the National Register of Historic Places for its 1818 development of the early town plan. That plan features a traditional town square which is still the social center of the town.
The architectural styles in Courtland span 175 years from the Federal period to modern day and many homes and buildings are listed on the National Register.
People in Courtland are proud of the town’s rich history and spirit of small town community. A town picnic is held on the square every June. Antique and classic cars line the square for a car show each October.
The Town of Courtland is governed by a mayor and town council. Linda Peebles currently serves as mayor. Council members are: Place 1 – Billie Mason; Place 2 – Tim Watts; Place 3 – Stacy Hughes; Place 4 – Lee Hitt; and Place 5 – Farrell Hutto.
We invite you to enjoy Courtland as you
discover places of history and a sense of the past.
Courtland Council Members
Mayor Linda Peebles; Place 1 – Billie Mason; Place 2 – Tim Watts; Place 3 – Stacy Hughes; Place 4 – Lee Hitt; and Place 5 – Farrell Hutto.