Forrest County

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Forrest

Forrest County is named for Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was a lieutenant in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.

 

Created:  April 19, 1906

County Seat: 

Hattiesburg  1908 – present

 

County Courthouse – Hattiesburg 

 

Location:  630 North Main Street / Eaton Street

Built:  1905 – 1906

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  William S Hull of Jackson

Contractor:  F B Hull

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north front has a large porch with six high columns rising to a wide header at the roof line. The entrances are arched. The roof line is flat. The building was renovated in 1922. The architect was Emmett J Hull and the contractor was Massengale & McIntosh.

 

County Chancery Courthouse – Hattiesburg 

 

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Location:  641 North Main Street / Batson Street

Built:  1985 – 1986

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Landry & Landry

Contractor:  Newell C Sullivan

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds  in the center of the city. Vertical dividers are intersected by the horizontal bands between the first and second stories and the roof line. The roof line is flat.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Covington County and Jones County

E – Perry County

S – Stone County

W – Lamar County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Chancery Court Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2017