Tunica County

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Tunica County is named for the Native American tribe and the word means “littler people”.


Created:  February 9, 1836

County Seat: 

Commerce  1836 – 1847

Austin          1847 – 1888

Tunica         1888 – present


County Courthouse – Tunica 


Location:  1300 School Street / Court Street

Built:  1922 – 1923

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Frank P Gates Company

Contractor:  Blair, Algernon Construction Company


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red-brown colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Tunica. The west front has a projecting center section with central entrance on the first story, which is trimmed with stone and has two stone piasters rising to a horizontal band below the roof line which has a wide cornice with clock above.  On the roof are small dormers. The building has a mansard roof. Behind the building on the east side is the old red colored brick Jail.


County Administration – Tunica 




Location:  1058 South Court Street / School Street

Built:  2002 – 2003

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Wenzel & Associates of Tunica

Contractor:  C & M Builders, Inc. of Southaven


Description:  The building faces north and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete style structure. The building is located in the center of Tunica. The north front has a large porch supported by columns and rising above the roof line. The eave around the building is fairly wide. The roof line is flat.



N – Lee County, Arkansas, Crittenden County, Arkansas and DeSoto County

E – DeSoto County, Tate County and Panola County

S – Quitman County and Coahoma County

W – Phillips County, Arkansas and Lee County, Arkansas





County Courthouse – Tunica






















County Administration – Tunica










Old County Jail – Tunica

Photos taken 2012