Washington Parish

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Washington

Washington Parish is named for George Washington, who was the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797.

 

Created:  March 6, 1819

Parish Seat: 

Franklinton  1825 – present

 

Parish Courthouse – Franklinton  

 

Location:  900 Washington Street / Main Street

Built:  1959 – 1960

Style:  Modern

Architect:  August Perez and Associates

Contractor:  Belcher & Son Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Fraklinton. The northwest front has a central entrance with glass walls on the first and second stories. There are vertical concrete pillars rising to the roof line which divide the windows. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1897. The second courthouse was designed by Andrew J Bryan and constructed by F B Hull in 1905 and the third and previous courthouse was constructed in 1938.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Pike County, Mississippi, Walthall County, Mississippi and Marion County, Mississippi

E – Pearl River County, Mississippi

S – Saint Tammany Parish

W – Tangipahoa Parish

 

 

 

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Parish Courthouse – Franklinton

 

 

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Picture 1897 Courthouse

 

 

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Picture 1905 Courthouse

Photos taken 2011