Taken from "Minutes County Commissioners 1846-1874"(1 vol.)
An Account of the Erection of Each Court House that has Served Alachua County.
1st. Court House
Page 6 Feb. 6, 1847 Commissioners' Court, Newnansville, Florida
Be it ordered that John W. Pearson have [an] old house located in the town square of Newnansville in public square repaired suitably for holding Superior Court and building of two jury rooms.
Page 9 Nov. 1, 1847 Commissioners' Court, Newnansville, Florida
H. C Wilson having presented an account against the county for $150.00 for the building of two jury rooms and repairing court house and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that such was the contract price between the said claimant and J. W. Pearson who was authorized by a previous order from the court to contract for the same. The said account is hereby allowed and ordered to be paid by the treasurer.
Page 16 December 15, 1847 Commissioners' Court, Newnansville, Fla.
In the matter of an account in favor of John B. Stanley for $7.20.
John B. Stanley having presented an account against the county for lumber furnished for flooring court house and it having been proven to the satisfaction of the court by the President of the Board that said lumber was received and used for the court house. It is hereby ordered that said account of $7.00 be allowed and paid by the treasurer.
Page 32-33 Jan. 14, 1850 Commissioners' Court Newnansville, Fla.
Ordered by the Board of County Commissioners [unanimously] that a 2nd Court House be built on the public square in the town of Newnansville, and the said court house be built on the same plan of the one that was built in Columbia County with a few exceptions, and that notices for the building of said court house shall be given publicly and the proposals shall be closed in twenty days from the date of the publication and the bid to be given to the lowest bidder.
Page 34 Feb. 4, 1850 Commissioners' Court Newnansville, Florida
Order 1. On receiving the bids for building a court house for the county of Alachua, Samuel W. Burnett's and J. S. Baber's proposals were opened with a plan accompanying, and on examining the bids it was found that Samuel W. Burnett's bid was the lowest. In consideration of the plan size and work, it is agreed that Samuel W. Burnett's bid be and it is accepted by the Board of County Commissioners; and that he enter into bond with the Commissioners for his faithful performance