Lamar County

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Lamar

Lamar County is named for Lucius Q C Lamar, who was a United States Supreme Court justice.

 

Created:  February 4, 1867

County Seat:

Vernon  1867 – present

 

County Courthouse – Vernon

 

Location:  44690 Highway 17 – Pond Street / Columbus Avenue NE

Built:  1909 – 1910

Style:  Classical Rival

Architect:  Chamberlin & Company of Birmingham

Contractor:  B C Bynum Construction Company of Birmingham

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north and south sections of the west front project from the main building. The recessed center section has vertical windows with panels between The roof line is flat. The building was remodeled in 1948. The architect was William Rosamond and the contractor was Daniel Construction Company.

 

Note:  The first courthouse built in 1870 for Sanford County which later became Lamar County developed leaks and cracks. In 1894 D S McClanhan of Columbus, Mississippi remodeled the building at a cost of $2,300. In 1909, the second courthouse was designed by Chamberlain and Company of Birmingham and the contractor was B C Bynum Construction Company of Birmingham.

 

County Judicial Center – Vernon

 

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Location:  330 1st Avenue SE / Columbus Avenue NE

Built:  1994 – 1995

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Johnson, Bailey, Henderson , McNeel, Inc

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is two story brick and concrete  structure. The building is located on the east side of the courthouse in the center of the city. The west front has a semi-circular central entrance with three columns rising from brick pedestals with peaked roof at the roof line. The lower part of the building is faced with red colored brick. And the upper part is a cream colored stucco. The center of the building rises to a hipped roof.

 

Note:  The cost of construction of the Judicial Center was $750,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Marion County

E – Marion County and Fayette County

S – Pickens County

W – Lowndes County, Mississippi and Monroe County, Mississippi

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Judicial Center

 

 

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Photos taken 2010 and 2018