Pike County

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Pike County is named for Zebulon Pike, who was the discoverer of Pikes Peak, and who lived from 1779 to 1813.

 

Created:  December 9, 1815

County Seat: 

Holmesville  1815 – 1875

Magnolia      1875 – present

 

County Courthouse – Magnolia    

 

Location:  235 East Bay Street / South Cherry Street

Built:  1882 – 1883

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story white colored brick structure. The north front has a projecting center section with four piasters rising to a wide header at the roof line. The central entrance on the first story has a small pediment above. There is a projecting cornice running below the roof line. The roof line is flat. The building was remodeled in 1917 to 1918. The architect was Xavier A Kramer of Magnolia and contractor was Dabbs and Wetmore of Meridian. The building was renovated in 1965 to 1966. The architect was Watkins and Reed of McComb and contractor was Sherman Construction Company of McComb. The building was renovated in 2001. The architect was Watkins & Cox of McComb and contractor was Clark Construction Inc. of McComb. On the east side is the Courthouse Annex constructed in 1997. The architect was Watkins & Cox of McComb and the contractor was Clark Construction Company, Inc. of McComb.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lincoln County

E – Walthall County

S – Washington Parish, Louisiana and Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana

W – Amite County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011