Clay County

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Clay County is named for Henry Clay, who was an American statesman, U.S. Senator and Congressman from Kentuc\cky 1806-1852, U.S. Secretary of State 1825-1829, three times Speaker of the House and three times candidate for president.

 

Created:  May 12, 1871

County Seat: 

West Pont  1871 – present

 

County Courthouse – West Point 

 

Location:  205 Court Street / East Jordan Street

Built:  1957 – 1958

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Fort, White & Johnston

Contractor:  Building Service Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story white colored brick and concrete structure. The building is rectangular and located on landscaped grounds in the center of West Point. The east front has a central entrance with framed doorway. The windows are vertical with silver colored panels between. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by A J Herrod and constructed by  W C White and W S White in 1876.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Chickasaw County

E – Monroe County and Lowdndes County

S – Lowndes County and Oktibbeha County

W – Webster County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – West Point

 

 

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Picture 1876 Courthouse 

Photos taken 2012 and 2017