Covington County

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Covington County is named for Leonard Wailes Covington, who was a United States Army Brigadier General and a member of the United States House of  Representatives.


Created:  February 5, 1819

County Seat: 

Collins  1819 – present


County Courthouse – Collins 


Location:  101 East Dogwood Avenue / Main Street

Built:  1907

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  William S Hull of Jackson

Contractor:  J B Carr & Company


Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The northeast front has a projecting central porch with three arches and recessed entrance on the first story and four columns rising to a roof at the roof line. There are three circular windows above the second story windows. Stone is used for the window trim. A horizontal belt runs below the roof line. The roof is hipped. The building was renovated in 1982. The architect was William Ward Easley, Jr. and the contractor was Sullivan Enterprises Inc. Restoration was completed in 2005. The architect was McCleskey Associates and the contractor was B W Sullivan Building Contractors, Inc.


County Chancery Building – Collins 




Location:  101 East Elm Avenue / Main Street

Built:  1993 – 1994

Style:  Modern

Architect:  James C Lee of Jackson

Contractor:  Maple Construction Company, Inc. of Hattiesburg


Description:  The building faces northeast and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The northeast front has a central porch with three arches and a recessed entrance, The windows are arched and framed. A narrow horizontal belt runs along the top of the windows, and a wide belt runs along the flat roof line.  The building is located south of the courthouse. 



N – Simpson County and Smith County

E – Jones County

S – Forrest County and Lamar County

W – Jefferson Davis County





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Photos taken 2012