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Issaquena County

Issaquena County is named for the Native American word meaning “deer river”.


Surrounding County and Parish Courthouses: 

N – Washington County

E – Sharkey County and Yazoo County

S – Warren County

W – East Carroll Parish, Louisiana


Created:  January 23, 1844                                                        Map of Mississippi highlighting Issaquena County

County Seat: 

Skipwith       1844 – 1845

Duncansby   1845 – 1848

Tullulu          1848 – 1871

Mayersville   1871 – present


County Courthouse – Mayersville 


Location:  129 Court Street / Cedar Street

Built:  1957 – 1958

Style:  Modern

Architect:  I G Alexander

Contractor:  Wright and Maugh Construction Company


Description:  The building faces south and is a one story buff colored brick and yellow metal structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Mayersville. The south front has a projecting center section with three large rectangular openings and a recessed central entrance which open into the large County Circuit Court courtroom. The base of the building is buff colored brick and the upper part is metal siding. Along the east and west sides are iron supports. The roof is sloped. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 9th Judicial District, County Chancery Court, County Youth Court and County Justice Court. 


See:  The 9th Judicial District includes Sharkey County and Warren County.


History:  The county was created in 1844 and Skipwith was selected as the county seat. The county seat was moved to Duncansby in 1845 and the to Tullula in 1848. The county used rented premises. The county seat was moved too Mayersville in 1871. The first courthouse was a one story frame structure built in 1871. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1957 to 1958.



County Courthouse – Mayersville









County Circuit Court courtroom



Photos taken 2012