Marion County

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Marion

Marion County is named for Francis Marion, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War and who lived from 1732 to 1795.

 

Created:  December 9, 1811

County Seat: 

Columbia  1811 – present

 

County Courthouse – Columbia 

 

Location:  250 Broad Street / Main Street

Built:  1905

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Patrick Henry Weathers of Jackson

Contractor:  G T Hallas & Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story white colored brick, gray colored colored stone and concrete structure. The building is located on the landscaped grounds of  the Public Square in the center of Columbia. The north front has a large portico with four high columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There are similar porticoes on the east and west sides. On the center of the roof is an octagonal Baroque style dome with clock and green colored roof and with a small cupola at the top. The courtroom is located on the second story. In 1946, the rear addition was constructed. The architect was Noah Webster Overstreet of Jackson and the contractor was Dye & Mullings of Columbia. In 1974, an addition was added. The architect was John Clifton Suffling and the contractor was Leon C Miles, Inc. In 1999, the building was renovated. The architect was Robert Parker Adams.

 

Note:  The courthouse served as the Mississippi State capitol from 1821 to 1822. The previous courthouse was a two story structure built in 1880.

 

See: The architect, Patrick Henry Weathers of Jackson, Mississippi, designed courthouses in Louisiana in Tensas Parish; in Mississippi in Lamar County and Lee County; in Missouri in Cape Giradeau County, Daviess County and Stoddart County;  and in Oklahoma in Ellis County, Logan County and Washington County.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Marion County Courthouse and Jail

 

County Chancery Court Building – Columbia 

 

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Location:  250 Broad Street / Main Street

Built:  1967 – 1968

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Stephen Blair Jr. 

Contractor:  Seller Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a one story white colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on the landscaped grounds of the Public Square in the center of Columbia on the southeast side of the courthouse. The east front has a recessed entrance. The flat roof extends out from the building. The building is named as the Sebe Dale Jr, Chancery Court Building.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lawrence County and Jefferson Davis County

E – Lamar County

S – Pearl River County and Washington Parish, Louisiana

W – Walthall County and Lawrence County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Columbia

 

 

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County Chancert Court Building – Columbia

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2019