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Stone County

Stone County is named for John Marshall Stone, who was a politician from Mississippi and who was the Governor from 1876 to 1882 and from 1890 to 1896.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Forrest County and Perry County

E – George County and Jackson County

S – Harrison County

W – Pearl River County

 

Created:  April 3, 1916                                                                Map of Mississippi highlighting Stone County

County Seat: 

Wiggins  1916 – present

 

County Courthouse – Wiggins 

 

Location:  323 East Cavers Avenue /  South 3rd Street

Built:  1917 – 1918

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Xavier A Kramer of Magnolia

Contractor:  Standard Construction Company of Meridian

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds on the east side of the center of Wiggins. The west front has three vertical piasters with recessed entrance in the center of the first story. The north and south wings are recessed with one story additions. The red colored roof is sloped. In the interior, the County Circuit Court courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial District, County Chancery Court and County Youth Court. In 1970, the interior was remodeled. The architect was William Ward Easley, Jr. and the contractor was W F Modley Inc. The building was remodeled in 2003. The architect was Robert Parker Adams Architects and the contractor was Dan Hensarling Inc. On the east side is the County Office Building (County Justice Court) and on the south side is the old County Jail.

 

See:  The 2nd Judicial District includes  Harrison County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1916 and Wiggins was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse and present courthouse was construcred in 1917 to 1918.

 

County Justice Court – Wiggins 

 

 

Location:  231 South 3rd Street / East Cavers Avenue

Built:  1999

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a one story brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds on the east side of the center of Wiggins on the east side of the courthouse. The west front has a wide porch supported by pillars. The roof is sloped. The building, County Office Building, houses the County Justice Court.

 

 

County Courthouse – Wiggins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Circuit Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Office Building (Justice Court) – Wiggins

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old County Jail – Wiggins

 

 

Photos taken 2011, 2917 and 2019