Chickasaw County

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Chickasaw County is named for the Chickasaw Native American tribe and means “rebellion”.

 

Created:  February 9, 1836

County Seat: 

Houston  1836 – present   ( First Judicial District )

Okolona  1866 – present   ( Second Judicial District )

* Chickasaw County has two county seats

 

County Courthouse – Houston 

 

Location:  1 Pinson Square / Madison Street

Built:  1909 – 1910

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  R H Hunt & Company

Contractor:  William J McGee

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The east front has a high portico with four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The building forms a “H shape with north and south wings at the east front and west side. On the roof is a large open dome with silver roof and lantern and gold eagle at the top. The building houses the court for the First Judicial District.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1836. The second courthouse was built by T J Davidson in 1858.

 

County Courthouse – Okolona

 

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Location:  234 – 236 West Main Street / North Olive Street

Built:  1924 – 1925

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of the city. The south front has a recessed porch on the first story with an arched pillar on either end and two large pillars in the center. On the second and third stories, vertical pilasters rise between the triple set windows. There is a wide horizontal band and cornice below the roof line. On the east sde is a high narrow window. The roof line is flat. The building was formerly the Masonic Lodge. The building houses the court for the Second Judicial District.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Pontotoc County and Lee County

E – Monroe County

S – Clay County and Webster County

W – Calhoun County 

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Houston

 

 

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Cornerstone 1858

 

 

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County Courthouse – Okolona

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2017