Sumter County

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Sumter

Sumter County is named for Thomas Sumter, who was a United States legislator.

 

Created:  December 18, 1832

County Seat:        

Livingston  1832 – present

 

County Courthouse – Livingston

 

Location:  115 Franklin Street / Lafayette Street

Built:  1902 – 1903

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Ausfield & Chapman

Contractor:  C H Dabbs & Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds of Courthouse Square in the center of the city. The north front has an arched entrance in the center with small balcony above. There are arched windows on the second story. On the center of the roof is a square white cupola with silver dome. The base of the building is stone. The building was renovated from 2001 to 2002. The contractor was  H & W Construction Inc. of Northport. On the south side of the courthouse is the one story red colored brick Courthouse Annex built in 1877.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Sumter County Courthouse

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1833. The second courthouse was built in 1838 and collapsed while all the personnel were out to lunch. The third courthouse burned in 1901.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Pickens County

E – Greene County and Marengo County

S – Choctaw County

W – Lauderdale County, Mississippi, Kemper County, Mississippi and Noxubee County, Mississippi

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Courthouse Annex

 

 

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Photos taken 2010 and 2018