Marion County

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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 brick, gray colored stone and concrete structure. The building is located on 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 roof and with a small cupola at the top. In 1946, the rear addition was remodeled. The architect was Noah Webster Overstreet and the contractor was Dye & Mullings. 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. On the southeast side is the one story County Courthouse Annex constructed in 1968. The Chancery Court is located in the building. The architect was Stephen Blair Jr. and the contractor was Seller Construction Company.


Note:  The courthouse served as the Mississippi State capitol from 1821 to 1822.


See: The architect, Patrick Henry Weathers of Jackson, Mississippi, designed courthouses in Louisians 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



N – Lawrence County and Jefferson Davis County

E – Lamar County

S – Pearl River County and Washington Parish, Louisiana

W – Walthall County and Lawrence County





County Courthouse – Columbia






















County Courthouse Annex – Columbia




Photos taken 2011