Copiah County

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Copiah

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

 

Created:  January 23, 1823

County Seat: 

Hazlehurst  1823 – present

 

County Courthouse – Hazlehurst 

 

Location:  121 West Frost Street / South Extension Street

Built:  1902 – 1903

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  James Riely Gordon

Contractor:  G T Hallas & Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick structure.  The east front has four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. On either side of the center section are semi-circular porticos with two columns an arched entrance. On the center of the roof is a wide octagonal dome with flat roof. The interior has a rotunda under the dome. The building was altered in 1953 when a three story addition was constructed on the west side. The architect was N W Overstreet & Associates and the contractor was Dye & Mullings, Inc. The building was renovated in 1974. The architect was James C Lee & Associates of Jackson and the contractor was Huntington Lumber & Supply Company. Inc. of Hazlehurst. The building was renovated in 2008. The architect was Carl Freiler Nobles and the contractor was Huntington Lumber & Supply Company Inc. of Hazlehurst.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Hinds County

E – Simpson County

S – Lawrence County and Lincoln County

W – Jefferson County and Claiborne County 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011