Pearl River County

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Pearl River

Pearl River County is named for the Pearl River which flows along the western edge of the county.

 

Created:  February 22, 1890

County Seat: 

Poplarville  1890 – present

 

County Courthouse – Poplarville 

 

Location:  200 South Main Street / Willie Street

Built:  1918 – 1920

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  P J Krouse

Contractor:  Dabbs & Wetmore

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story yellow colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Poplarville. The east front has a large porch with four high columns rising to a wide header at the third story,  There is ornamentation across the wide header which rises above the roof line.The center section projects from the main building. The red colored roof is sloped at the edge. The courtroom is located on the south side of the second story and has a balcony on the third story. During construction the superintendent was L B Priester. The building was renovated in 2017. The architect was Landry and Lewis Architects of Hattiesburg and the contractor was B W Sullivan Contractor, Inc.

 

County Courthouse North Annex – Poplarville 

 

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Location:  100 South Main Street / Willie Street

Built:  2018 – 2020

Style:  Modern

Architect:  P J  Landry – Lewis – Germany of Hattiesburg

Contractor:  Hanco Corporation of Hattiesburg

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story yellow colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Poplarville on the north side of the courthouse. The east front has a projecting center section with three rectangular openings and rising above the roof line. The large windows are square. The roof is hipped. The building is under construction and will house county offices.

 

Old County Courthouse – Poplarville 

 

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Location:  204 Julia Street / Willie Street

Built:  1891 – 1892

Style:  Classical

Architect:  Camp and Hinton

Contractor:  Camp and Hinton

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a one story gray colored stucco and wood structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Poplarville on the west side of the courthouse. The building is H shaped with porch at the center of the east front. The windows are vertical and the roof is hipped. 

 

Note:  The building was the first Pearl River County courthouse and was built at a cost of $8,298. The original courthouse later housed the Pearl River County Hospital and then offices of the county welfare department. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $130,000.

 

County Administration – Picayune 

 

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Location:  917 Goodyear Boulevard / Kirkwood Street

Built:  2008 – 2010

Style:  Modern

Architect:  JH&H Architects of Jackson

Contractor:  Jay Van Construction of Hattiesburg

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped on the northwest side of the center of Picayune. The rectangular shaped building has a central entrance on the northeast front that projects slightly from the building and has glass extending to the top of the second story. The roof is hipped. 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Marion County and Lamar County

E – Forest CountyStone County and Hancock County

S – Hancock County

W – Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana and Washington Parish, Louisiana

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Poplarville

 

 

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County Courthouse North Annex – Poplarville

 

 

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Old County Courthouse – Poplarville

 

 

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County Administration – Picayune

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2019