Greene County

US States / M / Mississippi / Greene County
1455M12

Greene County is named for Nathanael Greene, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War.

 

Created:  December 9, 1811

County Seat: 

Boise Bluff   1811 – 1827

Leakesville   1827 – present

 

County Courthouse – Leakesville 

 

Location:  400 Main Street / Lafayette Avenue

Built:  1939 – 1940

Style:  Art Deco and Art Moderne

Architect:  Landry and Matthes

Contractor:  Newton & Schmoll

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. This was a Works Project Administration project. The southwest front has a central entrance on the first story, The second story has large vertical windows and the third story is a white color with small windows and clock in the center. The roof line is flat. There are two story wings on the southeast and northwest sides and a one story buff colored wing on the northwest side.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was the log Post Office in Boise Bluff in 1811. The second courthouse was a wood structure built in Leakesville in 1827  The building was destroyed by fire on March 23, 1873. The third courthouse was constructed but was destroyed by fire in in 1898. The fourth courthouse was designed and constructed by A B Hull and W S Hull in 1899.

 

County Justice Court – Leakesville 

 

1467m12

 

Location:  416 Main Street / McInnis Avenue

Built:  2009 – 2010

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Batson & Brown Inc.

Contractor:  Clark Brothers Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city to the west of the courthouse. The southwest front has a long porch supported by six white colored pillars. The center has a large glass window with entrances on either side. The roof is hipped. 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Wayne County

E – Washington County, Alabama and Mobile County, Alabama

S – George County

W – Perry County

 

 

1454m12

County Courthouse

 

 

1458m12

 

 

1456m12

 

 

1457m12

 

 

1459m12

 

 

1460m12

 

 

1462m12

 

 

1461m12

 

 

1463m12

 

 

1468m12

County Justice Court

 

 

1469m12

Photos taken 2012