Panola County

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Panola County is named for the Native American word meaning “cotton”.

 

Created:  February 9, 1836

County Seat: 

Batesville  1836 – present    ( Second Judicial District )

Sardis        1836 – present   ( First Judicial District )

* Panola County has two county seats

 

County Courthouse – Batesville 

 

Location:  151 Public Square / Court Street

Built:  1966 – 1967

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Pritchard and Nickles

Contractor:  Carothers & Carothers

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a one story red colored brick and glass structure. The southwest front has large porch supported by thin white pillars rising to the roof overhang, Behind is a glass panel wall with the entrances on either side of the center glass wall. A horizontal white band runs along the roof line. The building extends northeast and a lower wing extends northwest with a smaller porch at the northwest entrance. The roof line is flat. The building houses the court for the Second Judicial District.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1880.

 

County Courthouse – Sardis

 

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Location:  215 South Pocahontas Street / McLaurin Street

Built:  1973 – 1974

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Pritchard and Nickles

Contractor:  McCain & Associates

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a one story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The east front has a high center section with vertical brick dividers rising to the roof overhang. There is a center entrance with glass above. On either side of the center are glass walls and more entrances on the north and south sides of the front. The building is lower on the north and south sides, A wide horizontal white band runs along the flat roof line. The building houses the court for the First Judicial District.  

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by L M Weathers and constructed by M T Lewman & Company in 1902.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Tate County

E – Lafayette County 

S – Yalobusha County and Tallahatchie County

W – Quitman County and Tunica County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2017