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 building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Grenada. 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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County Courthouse – Grenada

 

 

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Photos taken 2012