Itawamba County

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Itawamba County is named for Itawamba, who was Native American Chief.

 

Created:  February 9, 1836

County Seat: 

Fulton  1836 – present

 

County Courthouse – Fulton 

 

Location:  201 West Main Street / South Cummings Street

Built:  1852 – 1854

Style:  Modern

Architect:  J J Blythe

Contractor:  J J Blythe

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story flagstone, concrete and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Fulton. The west front has a central entrance with flagstone on the first story and stone cladding above. On the north side, there is a one story wing with entrance.  There are few windows and parts of the original 1852 building can be seen. The roof line is flat. In 1952, the building was remodeled and enlarged into an Art Deco style structure around 1937 to 1938. Funding was provided by the Works Project Administration,. In 1970 to 1971, the exterior of the building was substantially changed to its present style. The architect was A J Staub III and Jim W Johnson and the contractor was F L Crane & Sons. The building was renovated in 1994. The architect was Staub, Robison & Williams of Tupelo and the contractor was JTW Construction Company of Pontotoc.

 

Note:  The designer and builder of the original courthouse in 1852 to 1854, J J Blythe, also built a similar style but smaller courthouse in Jacinto, which is situate in Alcorn County.

 

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This photo shows the courthouse in 1937 during remodeling when the building was a rectangular brick structure ( photo courtesy of Bob Frank of Fulton )

 

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This photo shows the courthouse in 1949 after the building was remodeled into an Art Deco style structure ( photo courtesy of Bob Frank of Fulton )

 

Courthouses: 

N – Prentiss County and Tishomingo County

E – Franklin County, Alabama and Marion County, Alabama

S – Monroe County

W – Lee County

 

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Fulton

 

 

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Photos taken 2012