Holmes County

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Holmes County is named for David Holmes, who was the last Governor of the Mississippi Territory.

 

Created:  February 19, 1833

County Seat: 

Lexington  1833 – present

 

County Courthouse – Lexington 

 

Location:  200 Court Square / Spring Street

Built:  1894

Style:  Romanesque and the Queen Anne

Architect:  Walter Chamberlain and Company Architects of Knoxville, Tennessee

Contractor:  R Jesty and Company of Winona

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building sits in the center of the Public Square in the center of the city. The east front has a small porch at the central entrance on the first story. A square brick tower rises on either side of the entrance and each tower rises above the roof line. Each corner has a large square tower with steep roof. On the center of the roof is a large cupola with open section, clock and small cupola at the top. There is tan colored brick trim and the roof is hipped. The building was restored in 1976. The architect was Godfrey, Bassett, Pitts and Tuminello. On the east side is the County Records Building which is an Art Deco structure constructed in 1930.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Holmes County Courthouse

 

Courthouses: 

N – Leflore County and Carroll County

E – Attalia County

S – Madison County and Yazoo County

W – Humphreys County and Leflore County 

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Records Building

 

 

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Photos taken 2012