Coahoma County

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Coahoma County is named for the Native American word meaning “red panther”.

 

Created:  February 9, 1836

County Seat: 

Clarksdale  1836 – present

 

County Courthouse – Clarksdale 

 

Location:  115 1st Street / Delta Avenue

Built:  1954 – 1955

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Hanker & Heyer

Contractor:  J E Pyle

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The building has a central portico on the southeast with four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. On either side are bay windows. On the east and west are small projecting sections with a pediment at the roof line. The green colored roof is hipped. The building was renovated in 1999 to 2000. The architect was Dickson, Tyson & Associates and the contractor for Phase I was Roy Collins Construction Company, Inc. and for Phase II was White Construction Company.

 

Note:  The Friar’s Point courthouse was designed by James A Cook and constructed by Lindamont & Puckett and S H Berg in 1894. The Clarksdale courthouse was designed by James A Cook and constructed by James Acord in 1894.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Tunica County

E – Quitman County and Tallahatchie County

S – Sunflower County and Bolivar County

W – Phillips County, Arkansas

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2017