Sunflower County

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Sunflower County is named for the Sunflower River which is a tributary of the Yazoo River and is named after the sunflower plant.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Coahoma County

E – Tallahatchie County and Leflore County

S – Humphreys County

W –  Washington County and Bolivar County


Created:  February 15, 1844                                                      Map of Mississippi highlighting Sunflower County

County Seat: 

Indianola  1844 – present


County Courthouse – Indianola 


Location:  200 Main Street / Church Street

Built:  1965 – 1966

Style:  Modern Classical Revival

Architect:  Thomas H Johnson Jr. & Associates

Contractor:  Ralph C Hewlett Construction Company.


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Indianola. The north front has a large portico with four columns rising to a wide pediment at the roof line. There is a balcony on the second story. The south side has a similar portico. The roof line is flat.


Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Andrew J Bryan and constructed by J J Harly in 1898. An addition was added in 1927.




County Courthouse – Indianola













Photos taken 2012