Jackson County

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Jackson County is named for Andrew Jackson, who was the 7th President of the United States from 1829 to 1837.

 

Created:  December 18, 1812

County Seat: 

Pascagoula  1812 – present

 

County Courthouse – Pascagoula 

 

Location:  3104 Magnolia Street / Watts Avenue

Built:  1948 – 1949

Style:  Art Deco and Stripped Classical

Architect:  Carl L Olschner

Contractor:  W K Upchurch Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The west front has a projecting center section with vertical dividers between the windows and with the entrances on the first story. Bas-relief sculptures flank the simplified portico. One sculpture depicts fishermen while the other shows construction laborers, perhaps implying the change from a simple maritime economy to a more industrialized base. A north and south wing extend behind the center section. The roof line is flat. Lester C Winterton was the consulting engineer.

 

Courthouses: 

N – George County

E – Mobile County, Alabama

S – Gulf of Mexico

W – Harrison County

 

 

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Photos taken 2011