Humphreys County

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Humphries County is named for Benjamin Humphries, who was the twenty-sixth Governor of the State of Mississippi.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Sunflower County and Leflore County

E – Holmes County and Yazoo County

S – Yazoo County

W – Sharkey County and Washington County

Created:  March 28, 1918                                                           Map of Mississippi highlighting Humphreys County

County Seat: 

Belzoni  1918 – present

 

County Courthouse – Belzoni 

 

Location:  102 Castleman Street / South Hayden Street

Built:  1921 – 1922

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Kramer & Lindsley

Contractor:  J V Burkas and R T Burkas

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story yellow colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Belzoni. The building is “T” shaped and constructed with reinforced concrete. The third story is slightly recessed. The north front has a wide porch with eight columns rising to a header at the top of the second story. There are three stone framed entrances. The foundation is stone. The roof line is flat. The interior has a “T” shaped hall with terrazzo floors with a ten-inch baseboard of Tennessee marble. The walls are white colored concrete. The stairways are located at the southeast and southwest corners. The second story has a “U” shaped hallway with the County Circuit Court courtroom occupying a two story space on the south side of the building in the south wing. The walls are paneled. The seats are wooden theater seats. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 21st Judicial District, County Chancery Court, County Youth Court and County Justice Court. During construction, E A Becraft was the superintendent of construction and James Henry Martin was the supervising architect.

 

 See:  The 21st Judicial District includes Holmes County and Yazoo County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1918 and Bel was selected as the county seat. The first and present courthouse was constructed in 1921 to 1922.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Belzoni

 

 

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County Circuit Court courtroom

 

 

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Photos taken 2012