Lowndes County is named for William James Lowndes, who was a South Carolina Congressman.
Created: January 30, 1830
Columbus 1830 – present
County Courthouse – Columbus
Location: 595 North 2nd Avenue / North 5th Street
Built: 1847 – 1848
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: James S Lull
Contractor: James S Lull
Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The south front has a large portico with four columns rising to a high pediment with fanlight at the roof line. On the southwest corner is a five story square brick tower with large arched window on the first story and an octagonal shape on the fifth story. Above is the clock and a lantern at the top. On the southeast corner is a two story addition with five colunms along the south side rising to the overhang of the flat roof. The roof is gabled. The building was remodeled in 1903. The architect was R H Hunt & Company and the contractor was D S McClanahan. The building was remodeled in 1974 to 1976. The architect was William I Rosamond & Associates and Virden-Roberson & Harrison Ltd. And the contractor was Harry C Terrell Construction Company.
County Justice Court – Columbus
Location: 309 Main Street / 4 Avenue South
Built: 2010 – 2012
Architect: JBHM Architects ( Johnson Bailey Henderson McNeel )
Contractor: Conn Construction Company, Inc.
Description: The building faces west and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the southeast of the center of the city.. The west front has a portico with pediment at the roof line and supported by six columns at the entrance towards the south along the front. The roof is hipped.
N – Monroe County
S – Noxubee County
County Justice Court
Photos taken 2012 and 2017