Franklin County

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Franklin County is named for Benjamin Franklin, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and who lived from 1706 to 1790.


Created:  December 21, 1809

County Seat: 

West Meadville  1809 – 1819

Meadville           1819 – present


County Courthouse – Meadville      


Location:  36 Main Street / Walnut Street

Built:  1913 – 1914

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Noah Webster Overstreet of Spencer Overstreet & Paine

Contractor:  Little-Cleckler Construction Company of Anniston, Alabama.


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story dark red colored brick structure.The north front has two stone pillars on either side of the central entrance which has a stone canopy. The roof has a wide overhang and is sloped with red shingles. The east and west wings are recessed. In 1958, an addition was added to the south side. The architect was Overstreet, Ware & Ware and the contractor was Southern Construction Company. In 1969, the building was renovated. The architect was John Bishop Seavey and the contractor was Druetta Construction Company.


See:  The architect, Noah Webster Overstreet of Jackson, also designed courthouses in Alcorn CountyBolivar CountyChoctaw CountyFranklin CountyPontotoc CountyPrentiss CountyRankin CountyTippah County and Webster County.


See:  Little-Cleckler Construction Company of Anniston, Alabama also constructed courthouses in Alabama in Fayette County, Jackson County and Limestone Countyin Georgia in Bleckley County, Clarke County, Lincoln County and Walker County; and in Mississippi in Lawrence County, Walthall County and Webster County.



N – Jefferson County and Lincoln County

E – Lincoln County

S – Amite County and Wilkinson County

W – Adams County




















Photos taken 2011