Tishomingo County

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Tishomingo County is named for the Native American word meaning “warrior chief”.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Hardin County, Tennessee

E – Lauderdale County, Alabama, Colbert County, Alabama and Franklin County, Albama

S – Itawamba County

W – Prentiss County and Alcorn County


Created:  February 9, 1836                                                        Map of Mississippi highlighting Tishomingo County

County Seat: 

Jacinto ( Alcorn  County )  1836 1870

Iuka                                      1870 – present


Old County Courthouse – Iuka


Location:  201 Quitman Street / South Fulton Street

Built:  1888 – 1889

Style:   Classical Revival

Architect:  Lundie Monroe Weathers

Contractor:  J T Weaver


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story dark red colored brick and wood structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Iuka to the northeast of the courthouse. The east wing extends south from the main building. The arched entrance is at the east side of the north wing. The upper story windows are long and narrow, The first story windows are arched. The roof is sloped. In the interior, the former courtroom is located on the second story and has a metal stamped ceiling. 


See:  From 1836 to 1870, Jacinto located in what is now Alcorn  County served as the county seat until it moved to Iuka in 1870 and new county boundaries were created.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Old Tishomingo County Courthouse


County Courthouse – Iuka




Location:  1008 Battleground Drive / Maria Lane

Built:  1969 – 1970

Style:   Modern

Architect:  Malvaney & Associates of Jackson

Contractor:  The Whitaker Company


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story white-buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the southwest of the center of Iuka. The east front has a central entrance on the second story. Two pillars rise to the roof with a glass paneled entrance behind. Above the entrance is a low section with flat roof. The building descends west down a slope with a rear entrance to the first story. In the interior, the County Circuit Court courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 1st Judicial District, County Chancery Court, County Youth Court and County Justice Court. The building was renovated in 1977 to 1978. The architect was Bouchillon and Harris of Jackson and the contractor was S & S Construction Company, Inc. of Corinth.


History:  The county was created in 1836 and Jacinto ( Alcorn ) was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was built in Jacinto in 1852 to 1852. In 1870, the county seat was moved to Iuka. The second courthouse was built in 1870 at a cost of $5,000. The building was damaged by fire in 1886. The courthouse was rebuilt 1888 to 1889 as the third courthouse and is still standing. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1971.


Note:  The highest point in Mississippi is Woodall Mountain at 806 feet ( 246 meters ) which is located in the county.




Old County Courthouse – Iuka













County Courthouse – Iuka




























County Circuit Court courtroom

























Photos taken 2012 and 2018