Lawrence County

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Lawrence

Lawrence County is named for James Lawrence, who an American Naval officer during the War of 1812 and who said “Don’t give up the ship!”

 

Created:  December 22, 1814

County Seat: 

Monticello  1814 – present

 

County Courthouse – Monticello 

 

Location:  517 East Broad Street / Jefferson Street

Built:  1911 – 1912

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Ruben Harrison Hunt of Chattanooga, Tennessee

Contractor:  Little-Cleckler Construction Company of Anniston, Alabama

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Monticello. The south front has a large porch with four large columns rising to a balcony on the third story. A wide cornice runs between the second and third stories. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located at the center of the second story. The building was remodeled in 1924. The architect was Eugene McCormick. The building was renovated in 1969 and an addition constructed on the north side. The architect was Norwood and Kenney and the contractor was Polk Construction Company.

 

See:  Little-Cleckler Construction Company of Anniston, Alabama also constructed courthouses in Alabama in Fayette County, Jackson County and Limestone Countyin Georgia in Bleckley County, Clarke County, Lincoln County and Walker County; and in Mississippi in Franklin CountyWalthall County and Webster County.

 

Note:  The first court met at the home of Wright Mitchell. In 1820, a log courthouse was built in Monticello on the site of the present courthouse. In 1857, the second courthouse was built. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1912.

 

County Justice Court – Monticello 

 

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Location:  435 Brison Street / Jefferson Street

Built:  1982 – 1983

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Walter E Cooper

Contractor:  Arcon Corporation

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a  one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Monticello on the northwest side of the courthouse. The east and north sides have long porches. The roof is hipped. The building houses the Justice Court. 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Copiah County and Simpson

E – Jefferson Davis County and Marion County

S – Marion County and Walthall County

W – Lincoln County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Monticello

 

 

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County Justice Court – Monticello

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2019