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 buff colored brick 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. During construction, the superintendent was L B Priester.


Old County Courthouse – Poplarville 




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.



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





County Courthouse – Poplarville






















Old County Courthouse – Poplarville




Photos taken 2011