Grenada County

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Grenada County is named for the City of Grenada in Spain.

 

Created:  AMay 9, 1870

County Seat: 

Grenada  1870 – present

 

County Courthouse – Grenada 

 

Location:  16 1st Street / Green Street

Built:  1960 – 1961

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Pritchard & Nickles

Contractor:  F L Means Construction Company Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The east front has vertical red colored brick dividers with windows between. The entrance is on the east side of a lower section on the north side. The entrance is recessed with two high vertical windows on the second story. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The first Grenada County courthouse was an old storehouse which the county purchased for $3,000 in 1870 and used until 1833. In 1878, the county was struck by a yellow fever epidemic. The second Grenada County courthouse was built in 1883-1884 at a cost of $17,575. It remained in use for almost 80 years until it was torn down so a new courthouse could be built on the same site.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Tallahatchie County and Yalobusha County

E – Calhoun County and Webster County

S – Montgomery County and Carroll County

W – Leflore County and Tallahatchie County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012