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Greene County

Greene County is named for Nathanael Greene, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Wayne County

E – Washington County, Alabama and Mobile County, Alabama

S – George County

W – Perry County

 

Created:  December 9, 1811                                                      Map of Mississippi highlighting Greene County

County Seat: 

Boise Bluff   1811 – 1827

Leakesville   1827 – present

 

County Courthouse – Leakesville 

 

Location:  400 Main Street / Lafayette Avenue

Built:  1939 – 1940

Style:  Art Deco and Art Moderne

Architect:  Landry and Matthes

Contractor:  Newton & Schmoll

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Leakesville. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Leakesville. This was a Works Project Administration project. The southwest front has a central entrance on the first story. The second story has large vertical windows and the third story is a white color with small windows and clock in the center. The roof line is flat. There are two story wings on the southeast and northwest with a one story buff colored brick addition on the northwest side. The County Circuit Court courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial District, County Chancery Court and County Youth Court. 

 

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

 

History:  The county was created in 1811 and Boise Bluff was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was the log Post Office in Boise Bluff in 1811. The county seat was moved to Leakesville in 1827. The second courthouse was wood structure built in Leakesville in 1827. The courthouse was destroyed by fire on March 23, 1873. The third courthouse was constructed but was destroyed by fire in in 1898. The fourth courthouse was designed and constructed by A B Hull and W S Hull in 1899.

 

County Justice Court Building – Leakesville 

 

 

Location:  416 Main Street / McInnis Avenue

Built:  2009 – 2010

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Batson & Brown Inc.

Contractor:  Clark Brothers Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Leakesville to the west of the courthouse. The southwest front has a long porch supported by six white colored pillars. The center has a large glass window with entrances on either side. The roof is hipped. The building houses the County Justice Court.

 

 

County Courthouse – Leakesville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Circuit Court  courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Justice Court Building – Leakesville

 

 

Photos taken 2012