Scott County

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Scott County is named for Abram Scott, who was the seventh Governor of the State of Mississippi.

 

Created:  December 23, 1833

County Seat: 

Berryville  1833 – 1836

Hillsboro   1836 – 1866

Forest      1866 – present

 

County Courthouse – Forest

 

Location:  100 East First Street / West Main Street

Built:  1955 – 1956

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Malvaney & Associates

Contractor:  W S Corley & Sons

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story gray colored stucco and concrete structure. The south front has a central portico with four pillars rising to a pediment at the roof line.  The recessed entrance is glass. There is a wing on the west which extends south. On the east side is a wing which also extends south with a further extension extending south. The roof line is flat. The building was remodeled in 1996 to 1997. On the north side is the old courthouse and jail built in 1938, which forms part of the present building. The architect was Krouse & Brasfield and the contractor was Currie & Corley.

 

Note :  The first courthouse was built in Berryville in 1836 and moved the same year to Hillsboro. In 1865, a courthouse was built in Forest. The next courthouse designed by Andrew J Bryan and constructed by John W Hood & Company in 1900 was torn down and replaced by a courthouse designed by Noah W Overstreet and constructed in 1924. This courthouse was remodeled in 1938 and  incorporated into the present courthouse.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Madison County and Leake County

E – Newton County

S – Smith County

W – Rankin County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2017