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Leflore County

Leflore County is named for Greenwood Leflore, who was the Chief of the Choctaw Native American tribe.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Tallahatchie County 

E – Grenada County and Carroll County

S – Holmes County and Humphreys County

W – Humphreys County and Sunflower County

 

Created:  March 15, 1871                                                           Map of Mississippi highlighting Leflore County

County Seat: 

Greenwood  1871 – present

 

County Courthouse – Greenwood 

 

Location:  306 West Market Street / Fulton Street

Built:  1906 – 1907

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  Ruben Harrison Hunt & Company of Chattanooga, Tennessee

Contractor:  R Jesty & Company of Winona

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story gray colored stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Greenwood. The south front has a large portico with four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The recessed entrances are arched with a small balcony on the second story. On the center of the roof is a large stone dome with colonnaded openings and clock and lantern at the top. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 4th Judicial District, County Chancery Court, County Court, County Youth Court and County Justice Court. An Annex was constructed in 1925. The architect was Frank R Geoy of Greenwood and the contractor was Estes-Williams Company of Memphis, Tennessee. In 1953, an addition was constructed. The architect was Robert James Moor. In 1974, the building was renovated. The architect was Hall-Burle & Associates.

 

See:  Ruben Harrison Hunt of Chattanooga, Tennessee, the architect, also designed courthouses in Alabama in Talladega Countyin Georgia in Elbert County. in Midssissippi in Chickasaw County and Lawrence County and in Tennessee in Hamilton CountyHenry CountyPolk County and Warren County.

 

See:  The 4th Judicial District includes Sunflower County and Washington County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1871 and Greenwood was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was built in Greenwood in 1878 to 1879 at a cost of $8,318. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1906 to 1907. The cost of construction of the 1925 annex was $125,000.

 

 

County Courthouse – Greenwood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2012 and 2019