Tangipahoa Parish

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Tangipahoa Parish is named for the Acolapissa Native American word meaning “ear of corn” or “those who gather corn”.


Created:  March 6, 1868

Parish Seat: 

Amite  1868 – present


Parish Courthouse – Amite 


Location:  100 South Bay Street / East Mulberry Street

Built:  1966 – 1967

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Desmond Miremont & Associates and J C Kersten & Associates

Contractor:  Polk Construction Company


Description:  The building faces west and is a three story concrete and glass structure. The west front has a recessed entrance on the first story. On the second story is a large glass wall with vertical dividers on both sides. Above is a large concrete section. On the north and south are buff colored brick walls. The roof line is flat.


Note:  A courthouse was built in 1883. The previous courthouse was designed and constructed by F B Hull Construction Company in 1908.



N – Amite County, Mississippi and Pike County, Mississippi

E – Washington Parish and Saint Tammany Parish

S – Jefferson Parish, Saint Charles Parish and Saint John the Baptist Parish

W – Livingston Parish and Saint Helena Parish























Photos taken 2011