Leake County

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Leake County is named for Walter Leake, who was the third Governor of the State of Mississippi.

 

Created:  December 23, 1833

County Seat: 

Carthage  1833 – present

 

County Courthouse – Carthage 

 

Location:  212 West Main Street / Pearl Street

Built:  1935 – 1936

Style:  Art Deco and Neo-Classical

Architect:  E L Malvaney of Jackson

Contractor:  J R Flint Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story buff-brown colored brick and concrete structure. The south front has a framed central entrance. Vertical pilasters rise to a wide band below the roof line. Above the entrance are large windows on the second and third stories. On the north side, the building has vertical white pilasters between the large windows. The roof line is flat. In 1976, the building was renovated. The architect was Charles P McMullan & Associates of Jackson and the contractor was W G Yates & Sons Construction Company, Inc. of Philadelphia.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Attala County

E – Neshoba County

S – Scott County

W – Madison County and Attala County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2017