Sharkey County

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Sharkey County is named for W L Sharkey, who was the Provisional Governor of the State of Mississippi.


Created:  March 29, 1876

County Seat: 

Rolling Fork  1876 – present


County Courthouse – Rolling Fork 


Location:  400 Locust Street / Walnut Street

Built:  1902 – 1903

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  William Sharkey Hull of Jackson

Contractor:  F B Hull and W S Hull


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story light brown colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Rolling Fork. The west front has a large portico with three stone framed arches on the first story and four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a low octagonal drum with red colored tile roof. The building has a course stone foundation and a red colored tile roof. The north and south wings extend from the main building. The north and south sides are curved with  a square section on the east side with two corner towers and a center dormer on the hipped roof. In 1965, additions were constructed on the north and south sides which are lower in height. The architect was Clarence Raymond Birchett and the contractor was B C Rogers Construction Company. The building was renovated in 2002. The architect was Robert Parker Adams.



N – Washington County

E – Humphreys County and Yazoo County

S – Issaquena County 

W – Issaquena County and Washington County





County Courthouse – Rolling Fork




























Photos taken 2012