Location Information
(for the Franklin County Courthouse)
Name:Franklin County Courthouse
Address:Courthouse Square
City/County:Meadville, Franklin County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1913
Architectural Styles(s):Neoclassical, Prairie
No. of Stories:2
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:17 Dec 1981
View National Register Nomination Form
Mississippi Landmark Information
Designated:10-24-1985
Recorded:12-06-1986
Book/Vol. No.:V. B-8, p. 200
Context/Comments
Designed by the firm of Overstreet, Spencer & Payne and built in 1913-14, the Franklin County Courthouse is an outstanding Mississippi example of an early twentieth-century classical public building. It is the most monumental and architecturally significant twentieth-century building in Franklin County. The interior and exterior integrity of the courthouse building is excellent, and the only major alteration to the building occurs at the southwest corner, where a two-story brick addition was made to the rear for extra courthouse space.