Adams County

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Adams

Adams County is named for John Adams, who was the second President of the United States.

 

Created:  April 2, 1799

County Seat: 

Natchez  1799 – present

 

County Courthouse – Natchez 

 

Location:  115 South Wall Street / State Street

Built:  1819 – 1820

Style:  Antebellum and Greek Revival

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story white colored brick and wood structure. The west front and south side have large porticos with four high white columns rising to a pediment with fanlight at the roof line. The building was remodeled in 1925. The architect was William Stietenroth.

 

Note:  The courthouse is the oldest courthouse still in continuous use in Mississippi. However, the building has been substancially altered from the original structure and the courthouse in Amite County built in 1839 is referred to as the oldest courthouse.

 

N – Jefferson County

E – Franklin County

S – Wilkinson County

W – Concordia Parish, Louisiana and Tensas Parish, Louisiana

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011