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Walthall County

Walthall County is named for Edward Clay Walthall, who was a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War and a postbellum United States Senator from Mississippi.

 

Surrounding County and Parish Courthouses: 

N – Lawrence County 

E – Marion County

S – Washington Parish, Louisiana

W – Pike County

 

Created:  March 16, 1910                                                           Map of Mississippi highlighting Walthall County

County Seat: 

Tylertown  1910 – present

 

County Courthouse – Tylertown 

 

Location:  200 Ball Avenue / Magnolia Avenue

Built:  1916 – 1917

Style:  Neo-Classical and Mediterranean style

Architect:  Xavier A Kramer of McComb

Contractor:  Little-Cleckler Construction Company of Anniston, Alabama

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Tylertown. The south front has four large white colored columns rising to the second story. The central entrance has a small canopy. The roof eaves are wide. The east and west wings are recessed. The red colored roof is hipped. In the interior, the walls are trimmed with molded bases. The main stairway is located in the southwestern wing and features a square metal newel with molded cap and decorative balusters. The County Circuit Court courtroom courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial District, County Chancery Court and County Youth Court. The building was renovated in 1974 to 1975. The architect was Lynton B Cooper Associates and the contractor was Columbia Construction Corporation. On the north side is the old County Jail and on the southwest side is the County Justice Court.

 

See:  Little-Cleckler Construction Company of Anniston, Alabama also constructed courthouses in Alabama in Fayette County, Jackson County and Limestone Countyin Georgia in Bleckley County, Clarke County, Lincoln County and Walker County; and in Mississippi in Franklin County, Lawrence County and Webster County.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Walthall County Courthouse

 

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

 

History:  The county was created in 1910 and Tylertown was selected as the county seat. The county rented premises until the first and present courthouse was constructed in 1916 to 1917.

 

 

County Courthouse – Tylertown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Circuit Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old County Jail – Tylertown

 

 

 

 

County Court Building (County Justice Court) – Tylertown

 

 

Photos taken 2011 and 2019