Hancock County

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Hancock County is named for John Hancock, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and who lived from 1737 to 1793.

 

Created:  December 12, 1812

County Seat: 

Bay Saint Louis  1812 – present

 

County Courthouse – Bay Saint Louis  

 

Location:  152 Main Street / Gex Street

Built:  1911 – 1912

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Keenan & Weiss

Contractor:  Jett Brothers Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story buff and gray-white brick and stone Greek Revival style structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The north front has a large porch with six large columns rising to a wide header at the roof line. The main section of the building extends east and west. The roof line is flat. An addition was constructed in 1920. The building was damage by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and In 2009, the building was renovated and an addition was constructed. The architect was Pryor & Morrow and the contractor was Witherington Construction Corporation.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Pearl River County

E – Harrison County

S – Saint Bernard Parish, Louisiana

W – Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana and Pearl River County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2017