Choctaw County

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Choctaw County is named for the Choctaw Native American tribe and the word means “separation”.

 

Created:  December 23, 1833

County Seat: 

Greensboro ( Webster )  1833 – 1872

La Grange                       1872 – 1874

Chester                            1874 – 1923 ( consolidated )

Ackerman                        1887 – present

 

County Courthouse – Akerman

 

Location:  511 South Louisville Street / Quinn Street

Built:  1941

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Noah Webster Overstreet of Jackson

Contractor:  J F Lee and F D Alford ( supervisors )

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story white colored stucco and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The center section has a central entrance with eagle over the doorway. The east and west wings are slightly recessed and are lower in height. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The construction of the courthouse was a Works Project Administration project which hired local labor and local trades to do the construction. The construction superintendents were J F Lee and F D Alford..

 

See:  The architect, Noah Webster Overstreet of Jackson, also designed courthouses in Alcorn CountyBolivar CountyFranklin CountyPontotoc CountyPrentiss CountyRankin CountyTippah County and Webster County.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by W Chamberlin & Company and constructed by Chamberlin & Williams in 1897.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Webster County

E – Oktibbeha County and Winston County

S – Winston County and Attalia County

W – Attalia County and Montgomery County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2017