Grenada County

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

 

Surrounding County 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

 

Created:  May 9, 1870                                                                Map of Mississippi highlighting Grenada County

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. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 5th Judicial District, County Chancery Court and County Youth Court. The Justice Court is located on the west side of the building.

 

History:  The county was created in 1870 and Grenada was selected as the county seat. The first 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 courthouse was built in 1883 to 1884 at a cost of $17,575.  The building remained in use for almost 80 years until it was torn down and the third and present courthouse was constructed in 1960 to 1961 on the same site.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Grenada

 

 

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Photos taken 2012