Jefferson Davis County

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Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis County is named for Jefferson Davis, who was the president of the Confederacy during the American Civil War.

 

Created:  March 31, 1906

County Seat: 

Prentiss  1906 – present

 

County Courthouse – Prentiss 

 

Location:  2426 Pearl Street / 3rd Street

Built:  1906 – 1907

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  William Sharkey Hull of Jackson

Contractor:  William J McGee

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Prentiss. The southeast front has a large portico with three brick arches and four white columns on the second story rising to a pediment at the roof line. On either side of the portico are brick towers which rise above the roof line. The building has a gabled roof. On the southwest side is a new addition constructed in 2005 to 2006. The architect was Watkins & Cox of McComb and the contractor was Mayrant & Associates of Jackson.

 

Note:  The present courthouses is the first and only courthouse for Jeferson Davis County.

 

County Administration – Prentiss 

 

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Location:  2476 Pearl Avenue / 4th Street

Built:  2004 – 2006

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Architects, Engineers & Associates of Jackson

Contractor:  Dewitt Faler Contractor of Collins

 

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Prentiss to the east of the courthouse. The northwest front has a projecting white colored portico with three arches and one arch on each side. The windows are framed with white colored trim. The roof is flat. 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Simpson County

E – Covington County

S – Lamar County and Marion County

W – Lawrence County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Prentiss

 

 

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County Administration – Prentiss

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2019