Webster County

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Webster County is named for Daniel Webster, who was a statesman, senator and the United States Secretary of State.


Created:  April 6, 1874

County Seat: 

Walthall  1874 – present


Former County Courthouse – Walthall ( demolished )


Location:  NW – Courthouse Square / Carroll Street

Built:  1915 – 1916

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Overstreet, Spencer and Paine

Contractor:  Little-Cleckler Construction Company of Anniston, Alabama


Description:  The building faced east and was a two story buff colored brick structure. The building was located on landscaped grounds in the center of Walthall. The east front had a central entrance which was framed with small overhang above. There were four vertical pilasters with windows between. The second story had large arched windows. The north and south sections projected slightly. The roof was sloped. The building was renovated in 1974. The architect was McRee Durdman Kennington and the contractor was Hollowman and Gray. The building was modified in 2004. The architect was Belinda Stewart Architects of Eupora and the contractor was Sam Oswalt & Son Inc. The building burned on January 17, 2013 and the ruins were demolished. On the west side is the old jail red colored brick which is used as the town office.


See:  The architect, Noah Webster Overstreet of Jackson, also designed courthouses in Alcorn CountyBolivar CountyChoctaw CountyFranklin CountyPontotoc CountyPrentiss CountyRankin County and Tippah County


See:  Little-Cleckler Construction Company of Anniston, Alabama also constructed courthouses in Alabama in Fayette County, Jackson County and Limestone Countyin Georgia in Bleckley County, Clarke County, Lincoln County and Walker County; and in Mississippi in Franklin County, Lawrence County and Walthall County.


County Courthouse – Walthall 


Location:  2633 State Highway 9 / State Highway 50

Built:  2018 – 2019

Style:  Modern

Architect:  JH&H Architects of Flowood

Contractor:  Benchmark Construction Corporation of Jackson.


Description:  The building faced east and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Walthall. The east front has a large central portico supported by two red colored brich pillars rising to the second story roof line.  The roof is hipped. The building has two courtrooms. 


Note:  The cost of construction was $4,485,000 after a settlement with the insurance company following a fire that destroyed the old courthouse


Temporary County Courthouse – Eupora




Location:  16 East Fox Avenue / Veterans Memorial Drive

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces north and is a one story buff colored brick and wood frame structure. The building is located in the center of Eupora. The roof line is flat. The building contains a small courtroom.


Community Center – Eupora




Location:  390 West Clark Street / North Dunn Street

Built:  1975

Style:  Modern

Architect:  James C Lee & Associates

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces west and is a one story flagstone and wood structure. The building is located on the south side of the City Hall in the center of Eupora. The entrance on the west front has a stone arch. The roof is hipped. The large hall is now used as the county courtroom.



N – Calhoun County and Chickasaw County

E – Clay County and Oktibbeha County

S – Choctaw County

W – Montgomery County and Grenada County





Former County Courthouse – Walthall




























Courthouse after 2013 fire







Old County Jail – Walthall




Temporary County Courthouse – Eupora










Community Center – Eupora













Photos taken 2012 and 2017