Marion County

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Marion

Marion County is named for Francis Marion, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War and who lived from 1732 to 1795.

 

Created:  February 13,1818

County Seat:

Pikeville    1820 – 1882

Hamilton   1882 – present

 

County Courthouse – Hamilton

 

Location:  132 Military Street South / Bexar Avenue

Built:  1959 – 1960

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Charles H McCauley

Contractor:  Renfroe Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of the city. The center section rises to three stories with one story wings on the north and south sides. The east front has a recessed porch with six pillars supporting the second story above. The wings have vertical window panels and red brick walls. The roof line is flat. The building is a remodel of the old sandstone building constructed by F M Dobson in 1901.. .An addition was constructed in 1940.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1818 at Cotton Gin Port near Armory, Mississippi. The second courthouse in 1819 was the home of Henry Grier. The third courthouse was built in Pikeville in 1820 and later became the home of Judge John Dabney Terrell Jr, in 1859 and continued to serve until 1882. The county seat was moved to Hamilton and the fourth courthouse was built and was destroyed by fire. The fifth courthouse was built in 1887 and was also destroyed by fire. The sixth courthouse was constructed by F M Dobson in 1901.

 

Old County Courthouse – Pikeville

 

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Location:  291 General Jackson Road / Highway 171

Built:  1820

Style:  Wood frame

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story wood frame structure. The building is located on spacious grounds of the site of Pikeville along Highway 171 southeast of Hamilton. The east front has a two story porch. The roof is hipped. The building served as the courthouse from 1820 until 1859 with the courtroom located on the second story 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Franklin County

E – Winston County and Walker County

S – Fayette County and Lamar County

W – Monroe County, Mississippi and Itawambe County, Mississippi 

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Courthouse – Pikeville

 

 

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Photos taken 2010 and 2018