Simpson County

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Simpson County is named for Josiah Simpson, who was a judge during the Mississippi Territory period.

 

Created:  January 24, 1824

County Seat: 

Mendenhall  1824 – present

 

County Courthouse – Mendenhall 

 

Location:  100 West Court Street / Ash Street

Built:  1907 – 1908

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Andrew J Bryan

Contractor:  M W Land

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story buff colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Mendenhall. The south front has a large portico with four large columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There is a balcony on the second story. The east and west ends of the building are rounded. A wide band runs below the roof line. On the center of the roof is a large octagonal dome with clock at the top. On the east and west are rounded domes on the roof. The building was renovated in 1988. The architect was Chemmer and Clark and the contractor was Leon C Miles Inc. The building was renovated in 2007. The architect was Barrance Architectural PLLC and Belinda Stewart Architects and the contractor was Mayrant & Associates, LLC.

 

See: The architect,  Andrew J Bryan, designed the courthouses in Alabama in Coffee County, Lee County and Monroe County; in Georgia in Colquitt County, Pulaski County and Stewart County; in Kentucky in Bracken Couinty and Mercer County; in Louisiana in Pointe Coupee Parish;  in Mississippi in Attala County; and in Texas in Rains County.

 

County Chancery Court Building – Mendenhall 

 

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Location:  111 West Pine Street / North West Street

Built:  1970 – 1971

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Barlow & Plunkett of Jackson

Contractor:  Campbell Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Mendenhall. The south front has a recessed section on the east half of the first story. The second story has vertical dividers between the windows. The roof line is flat. On the east side is the County Multi Purpose Building.

 

County Justice Court – Mendenhall 

 

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Location:  1498 Simpson Highway 149 / Cemetery Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story buff colored concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the east of the center of Mendenhall. The south front has a two entrance with white colored porticoes supported by thin white colored pillars. The lower part of the building has dark red colored concrete blocks. The roof is hipped. Thewest section of the building houses the Justice Court.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Rankin County

E – Smith County

S – Covington County, Jefferson Davis County and Lawrence County

W – Copiah County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Mendenhall

 

 

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County Chancery Court Building – Mendenhall

 

 

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County Multi Purpose Building – Mendenhall

 

 

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County Justice Court – Mendenhall

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2019