Tallahatchie County Courthouse

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Tallahatchie County Second District Courthouse
Tallahatchie County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg
Tallahatchie County Courthouse is located in Mississippi
Tallahatchie County Courthouse
Tallahatchie County Courthouse is located in the United States
Tallahatchie County Courthouse
Location108 Main St., Sumner, Mississippi
Coordinates33°58′13″N 90°22′10″W / 33.97028°N 90.36944°W / 33.97028; -90.36944Coordinates: 33°58′13″N 90°22′10″W / 33.97028°N 90.36944°W / 33.97028; -90.36944
Arealess than one acre
Built1908 (1908)
Built byHull, F.B. Construction Co.
ArchitectHull, W.S.
Architectural styleRomanesque
NRHP reference #07000149[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 6, 2007

The Tallahatchie County Second District Courthouse is located in Sumner, Mississippi, in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi. The county courthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 6, 2007. It is located at 108 Main Street. The two-story brick courthouse building was constructed in 1910 in a Richardsonian Romanesque architecture style with a four-story tower on one corner.[2] It was the site of the Emmett Till murder trial. It has been restored to its appearance at the time of the trial, "to house a museum dedicated to the memory of the events surrounding Emmett Till's murder and trial. The project was expanded to focus on all the sites associated with the events. A driving tour has been developed and marked."[3] As of 2018 there is no museum in the Courthouse.

The building's coordinates are: 33°58′13″N 90°22′10″W / 33.970278°N 90.369444°W / 33.970278; -90.369444

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Tallahatchie County Second District Courthouse nomination form National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service
  3. ^ "Tallahatchie County Courthouse Restoration". Belinda Stewart Architects. Retrieved 2018-05-19.