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Neshoba County

Neshoba County is named for the Native American word for “wolf”.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Winston County

E – Kemper County

S – Newton County

W – Leake County


Created:  December 23, 1833                                                    Map of Mississippi highlighting Neshoba County

County Seat: 

Philadelphia  1833 – present


County Courthouse – Philadelphia 


Location:  305 Main Street / Center Avenue

Built:  1928

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  R C Springer

Contractor:  Howell 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 of Courthouse Square in the center of Philadelphia. The north front and south side have large porches with four Temple of the Winds columns rising to a wide header below the roof line. The foundation is raised concrete. The recessed entrances have small pediments above. The center sections of the building project from the main building, which also has a center projection with the main building extending east and west. The roof line is flat. In the interior, the County Circuit Court courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial District and County Chancery Court. The lower east and west wings were constructed in 1954. The building was renovated in 2003. The architect was Foil Wyatt Architects and the contractor was O L Snowden & Sons Construction.


See:  The 8th Judicial District includes Leake County, Newton County and Scott County.


History:  The county was created in 1833 and Philadelphia finally became the county seat in 1837. The first courthouse was a wood frame structure erected after 1837. The second courthouse was a two story structure built in 1885 which was torn down when the third and present courthouse was constructed in 1928.



County Courthouse – Philadelphia



















County Circuit Court courtroom











Photos taken 2012, 2017 and 2019