Attala County is named for the Indian heroine “Attala”.
Created: December 23, 1833
Kosciusko 1833 – present
County Courthouse – Kosciusko
Location: 230 West Washington Street / Madison Street
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Andrew J Bryan & Company
Contractor: Lindamood & Puckett
Description: The building faces north and is a two story dark red colored brick structure. The building is located on Courthouse Square in the center of the city. The north front has a large portico with four large columns rising to a header at the roof line. The central entrance has a small pediment above. The east and west wings extend from the main building. On the center of the roof is a square cupola with clock and round cupola with green colored dome at the top. The roof line is flat.
See: The architect, Andrew J Bryan, designed the courthouses in Alabama in Coffee County, Lee County and Monroe County; in Georgia in Colquitt County, Pulaski County and Stewart County; in Kentucky in Bracken Couinty and Mercer County; in Louisiana in Pointe Coupee Parish; in Mississippi in Simpson County; and in Texas in Rains County.
Note: The first courthouse was built in 1838. The second courthouse was a two story brick structure built in 1861 and which burned in 1896.
Picture 1861 Courthouse
Photos taken 2012 and 2017