Jefferson Davis County Courthouse

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Jefferson Davis County Courthouse
Jefferson Davis County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg
Jefferson Davis County Courthouse, 1993 photograph by Calvin Beale
Jefferson Davis County Courthouse is located in Mississippi
Jefferson Davis County Courthouse
Location Jct. of N. Columbia Ave. and Third St., Prentiss, Mississippi
Coordinates 31°36′2″N 89°51′55″W / 31.60056°N 89.86528°W / 31.60056; -89.86528Coordinates: 31°36′2″N 89°51′55″W / 31.60056°N 89.86528°W / 31.60056; -89.86528
Area less than one acre
Built 1907 (1907)
Architectural style Classical Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 94001308[1]
Added to NRHP November 10, 1994

Jefferson Davis County Courthouse is a historic county courthouse built in 1907 in Prentiss, Mississippi, the county seat of Jefferson Davis County. The courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 10, 1994. It is located at the junction of North Columbia Avenue and 3rd Street.[2]

The building is brick and was designed in a Neoclassical architecture style.[2] A jail was added to its southwest corner in 1985.[2] It was designed by W.S. Hull of Jackson, Mississippi. He designed many other courthouses in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama. Until 1903, his county courthouse designs were Richardsonian Romanesque.[2]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c d Jefferson Davis County Courthouse nomination form National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service