Quitman County

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Quitman County is named for John A Quitman, who was the tenth Governor of the State of Mississippi.

 

Created:  February 1, 1877

County Seat: 

Marks   1877 – 1883

Belen    1883 – 1906

Marks   1906 – present

 

County Courthouse – Marks 

 

Location:  220 Chestnut Street / Peach Street

Built:  1910 – 1911

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Chamberlain and Company of Birmingham, Alabama

Contractor:  Falls City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick, concrete and stone structure. The building is located on spacious and treed grounds in the center of Marks. The west front has a large porch with eight large columns rising to a wide header at the roof line. Above the entrance is a small balcony on the second story. Above the header is a wide platform from which rises a large circular dome with crown-like edges. The east side has a similar porch.

                       

Note: The first courthouse was the residence of Thomas B Hill in Marks. The second courthouse was built in Belen in 1894 and burned in 1908. The present courthouse is similar in design to the Crittenden County courthouse in Arkansas.The architect and contractor were the same.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Tunica County

E – Panola County and Tallahatchie County

S – Tallahatchie County

W – Coahoma County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Marks

 

 

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Belen Courthouse 1894

Photos taken 2012 and 2017