Lee County

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Lee County is named for Robert E Lee, who was a Confederate general in the Civil War, and who lived from 1807 to 1870.

 

Created:  April 17, 1873

County Seat:

Marianna  1873 – present

 

County Courthouse – Marianna 

 

Location:  15 East Chestnut Street / Court Street

Built:  1936 – 1937

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  George Mahan Jr. and Everett Wood

Contractor:  Jennings & Samuel

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story gray stone and buff colored brick structure. The building sits on a rise overlooking the Public Square to the south in the center of the city. The south front has a projecting center section with three rectangular openings on the first story with recessed entrances. On the second story is a porch with two columns rising to a wide header. The first story is faced with gray stone and the upper section of the building is buff colored brick. The roof line is flat. This is a Works Progress Administration project. On the north side is a modern addition built with dark red colored brick, concrete and glass.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was a log structure built at Poplar Street and Mississippi Street in 1873. The second courthouse was a two story brick structure designed by Martin & Chamberlin and constructed in 1889 to 1890.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Saint Francis County

E – Crittenden County and Tunica County, Mississippi

S – Phillips County

W – Monroe County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2012