Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 23, 2017

Local sites in database maintained by film office

Andalusia gained some publicity Wednesday when featured 21 of the 1,000 locales the Alabama Film Office maintains in its database as possible movie sets.

The author called the 21 locations featured the “most unusual,” and included the old Covington County Jail.

archives-old-jail2The building, located behind the Covington County Courthouse, was placed on the National Historic Record in 1989.

The Covington Historical Society leased the building in 1999, and secured several grants which were used to patch a gaping hole in the roof, and to purchase some paint for interior walls. The CHS used inmate labor for the painting. However, the CHS allowed its lease to expire, and it has since been unoccupied.

There are a number of Covington County locations in the database, and the Film Office indicates that it has permission to list the locations as possible filming locations. They include:

  • In Andalusia – WAAO, the Dairy Queen, Carmen Farm, the Covington County Courthouse, the Conecuh National Forest, a cotton field, the Timmerman building, Lonesome Dove ranch, Wiggins Farm, Clark Theater, and Springdale.
  • In Opp – Edgar Barn, Perry Store, Lake View Village
  • In Florala – Ed Smith’s Filling Station.

The full database, which is searchable by location and by architectural style, can be accessed at