Neshoba County is named for the Native American word for “wolf”.
Created: December 23, 1833
Philadelphia 1833 – present
County Courthouse – Philadelphia
Location: 305 Main Street / Center Avenue
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: R C Springer
Contractor: Howell Construction Company
Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The south front has a large porch with four columns rising to a wide header below the roof line. The recessed entrance has a small pediment above. The center section of the building projects from the main building. There is another projection behind the center section with the main building extending east and west on the north side. The roof line is flat. The building was renovated in 2003. The architect was Foil Wyatt Architects and the contractor was O L Snowden & Sons Construction.
Note: The previous courthouse was built in 1885.
N – Winston County
E – Kemper County
S – Newton County
W – Leake County
Photos taken 2012 and 2017