“We doubt whether any lawyer in the State ever enjoyed a better reputation for promptness, faithfulness and uprightness in his profession. Endowed by nature with a good mind and evenly balanced judgment, and having closely applied himself, he stood high in his profession because of his legal learning.”
These are just a few of the words used to describe Judge Sterrett after his death in 1876.
Judge Alphonzo Sterrett (1810-1876) served as probate judge for Shelby County from 1833-1834 and in the state legislature from 1834-1835 and in 1853.
Born in 1810 in Kentucky, Sterrett arrived in Columbiana in 1832, and quickly earned a reputation as a wise and prudent man.
To learn more about Judge Sterrett, click on the image below and purchase tickets to the upcoming Historical Cemetery Walking Tour on October 29th, or purchase them at Busy Hands Gallery or the Shelby County Museum & Archives.
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