Clarke County

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Clarke County is named for Joshua Clarke, who was a judge and the first Chancellor of the State of Mississippi.

 

Created:  December 10, 1812

County Seat: 

Quitman  1833 – present

 

County Courthouse – Quitman 

 

Location:  100 East Church Street / Archusa Avenue

Built:  1912 – 1916

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Penn Jeffries Krouse

Contractor:  Hancock and McArthur

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story dark red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The west front has a projecting center section with a large porch with four white columns rising to a wide header below the roof line. There is a wide balcony across the second story. Above the roof line is a upper wall section of buff colored brick. In 1969, the north and south one story buff colored brick wings were constructed. The architect was Peter Barlcev and the engineer was Charles N Clark of Laurel. The building was renovated in 2009, The architect was AEDD Plus and the contractor was B P Roofing & Constructiob, LLC. In 1998, the one story dark red colored brick annex on the east side of building was constructed. The contractor was Carter and Mullings, Inc. of Columbia and the engineer was Charles N Clark of Laurel.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lauderdale County

E – Choctaw County, Alabama

S – Wayne County

W – Jasper County

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Courthouse Annex

 

 

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Photos taken 2012