Smith County is named for David Smith, who was a major and who came from Hinds County.
Created: December 23, 1833
Raleigh 1833 – present
County Courthouse – Raleigh
Location: 201 Courthouse Square / Magnolia Drive
Built: 1912 – 1913
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Weathers-Foley Company of Memphis, Tennessee
Contractor: Robert Clecker of Anniston, Alabama.
Description: The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The east front has a large portico with four columns rising to a pediment art the roof line. A projecting cornice runs below the roof line. On the center of the roof is an octagonal white cupola with black dome. The building was renovated in 1974. The architect was Clemmer & Clark and the contractor was Mid-State Construction Company. A leak in the roof of the court house caused the loss of its signature dome. In 2005, a dedication service was held in honor of the new dome that had been built to replace the original dome. The architect was James Watts Clark.
County Chancery Court Building – Raleigh
Location: 212 Courthouse Square / Magnolia Drive
Built: 2007 – 2009
Style: Modern Greek Revival
Architect: Watts Clark of Clemmer and Clark Architects
Contractor: Thrash Commercial Contractors.
Description: The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city on the southj side of the courthouse. The north front has a large portico with four white columns rising to a header at the roof line. The roof is hipped.
N – Scott County
E – Jasper County
County Chancery Court Building
Photos taken 2012