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George County

George County is named for James Zachariah George, who was an American military officer, lawyer, writer and politician.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Greene County

E – Mobile County, Alabama

S – Jackson County

W – Stone County and Perry County

 

Created:  March 16, 1910                                                           Map of Mississippi highlighting George County

County Seat: 

Lucedale  1910 – present

 

County Courthouse – Lucedale 

 

Location:  355 Cox Street / Summer Street

Built:  1911 – 1912

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  McCrary and Slater

Contractor:  F B Hull Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Lucedale. The north front has a large portico with four high white columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The first story entrance is arched with recessed doors. The east and west sections project slightly. On the center of the roof is an octagonal cupola with red colored roof. The County Circuit Court courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial District and County Chancery Court. The building was renovated and a rectangular shaped addition added along the south side in 1974 to 1975. The architect was W W Easley II of Jackson and the contractor was E H Cropp of Escatawpa. The building was renovated in 2010 to 2011. The architect was AEDD plus of Laurel and the contractor was M & C Enterprise of Petal. The County Youth Court and the County Justice Court are located in separate buildings on the north side.

 

County Justice Court Building – Lucedale 

 

 

Location:  368 Cox Street / Manila Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Lucedale on the north side of the courthouse. There is a wide projecting band running below the flat roof line. The entrance are located along the south front.

 

County Youth Court Building – Lucedale

 

 

Location:  366 Cox Street / Manila Street

Built:  1988

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story dark red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Lucedale on the north side of the courthouse. The south front has a projecting portico supported by two white colored columns. The roof is hipped. The building is named as the J O Moss Justice Court Building and houses the Youth Court.

 

See:  The 19th Judicial District includes Greene County and Jackson County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1910 and Lucedale was selected as the county seat. The first and present courthouse was constructed in 1911 to 1912.

 

County Administration Building – Lucedale 

 

 

Location:  329 Ratiff Street / Summer Street

Built:  2009 – 2010

Style:  Modern

Architect:  G Lamas Architects of Biloxi

Contractor:  Roy Lewis Construction Corporation of Mobile, Alabama

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a one story dark red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Lucedale to the south of the courthouse. On the northwest corner is a two story square section with clock. A porch runs along the exterior supported by white pillars. The roof is hipped.

 

 

County Courthouse – Lucedale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Justice Court Building – Lucedale

 

 

 

 

County Youth Court Building – Lusedale

 

 

 

 

County Administration Building – Lucedale

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2011 and 2020