Massac County is named for Fort Massac, which was named in honour of the Marquis de Massiac, who was a French Naval minister.
Created: February 8, 1843
Metropolis 1843 – present
County Courthouse – Metropolis
Location: 1 Superman Square / Market Street
Built: 1940 – 1941
Architect: Samuel Lester Daly
Contractor: WPA Engineers of Chicago.under I Tune
Description: The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The center front extends slightly and has two large columns rising to a wide stone header below the roof line. The entrance is recessed and is framed with stone trim. A wing extends west from the building forming a “T” shape. The roof line is flat.
Note; the previous courthouse was built in 1862.
N – Johnson County
W – Pulaski County
Photos taken 2008