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Lincoln County

Lincoln County is named for Abraham Lincoln, who was a member of Congress from Illinois ( 1847-1849 ) and President of the United States ( 1861-1865 ).


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Copiah County

E – Lawrence County

S – Pike County and Amite County

W – Franklin County and Jefferson County


Created:  April 7, 1870                                                                Map of Mississippi highlighting Lincoln County

County Seat: 

Brookhaven  1870 – present


County Courthouse – Brookhaven 


Location:  308 South 2nd Street / Chickasaw Street

Built:  1978 – 1981

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Hartz & Earls and William Lack

Contractor:  Wise Construction Company


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Brookhaven. The west front has a central entrance with a large glass wall on the second story and vertical walls on either side. Vertical concrete pillars are along the front. The roof line is flat. The first story has an open foyer with center stair ascending to the second story foyer. The courtrooms are located on the south side of the second story. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial District, County Chancery Court and County Youth Court, The building is named as the Lincoln County Government and Detention Complex and houses the court, County government and City government. The architect was The Design Collective and contractor was Wise Construction Company. On the east side is the County Justice Court.


See:  The 14th Judicial District includes Pike County and Walthall County.


History:  The county was created in 1870 and Brookhaven was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was built after 1870 and burned in 1893. The second courthouse was designed by Andrew Bryan & Company and constructed by Alfred E Moreton in 1893. An addition was designed by Eugene McCormick in 1908. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1978 to 1981.



County Courthouse – Brookhaven























County Circuit Court courtroom













County Justice Court – Brppkhaven



Photos taken 2011 and 2019