Old Pike County Chancery Clerk's Office

Old Pike County Chancery Clerk's Office (HM2DVI)

Location: McComb, MS 39648 Pike County
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N 31° 12.235', W 90° 18.529'

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Pike County was formed on December 9, 1815; carved out of Marion County. Her first Seat of Justice was located in the bustling community of Holmesville (Ratified by the Mississippi General Assembly
n December 11, 1816). Situated on the Bogue Chitto River, Holmesville was named in
honor of Major Andrew Hunter Holmes and was selected due to its proximity to the geographic center of the fledgling Pike County.
With the Illinois Central Railroad being completed through Pike County in 1857, and the "iron horse rail"
becoming the new river of commerce
Holmesville soon began to decline with the transfer of people and commerce to the rail towns. Another result of this shift is that the county seat was
moved from Holmesville to Magnolia in 1873.
This County Office building was buit in 1848 and is thought to have housed the Pike County Clerk, although also referred to locally as the old
Courthouse. The facility was expanded in 1934 by the DAR to be utilized as a
community center, and was renovated in 1974 with toilets constructed inside
the original building. In 2001 it was designated as a Mississippi Landmark Building and it continues to serve as a local community center as well as
a voting precinct. This building has been renovated once again to stabilize structural and deterioration issues.

Renovated 2017

Funded



In Part With a Community Heritage Preservation Grant By The State Of Mississppi Through The Mississippi
Department Of Archives And History Under The Provisions Of House Bill 787, Laws Of Mississippi 2014
Pike County Board Of Supervisors
Tazwell Bowsky
Luke Brewer
Faye Hodges
Gary Honea
Chuck Lambert
County Administrator - Daniel Calcote
County Attorney- Wayne Dowdy
Chancery Clerk- Becky Buie
Ärchitect
Cox Architecture
Engineers
Laird + Smithers
Contractor
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HM NumberHM2DVI
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Year Placed2017
Placed ByPike County Board of Supervisors
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 756412 N 3455322
Decimal Degrees31.20391667, -90.30881667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 12.235', W 90° 18.529'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 12' 14.1" N, 90° 18' 31.74" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)601, 769
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1015 Tennessee St, McComb MS 39648, US
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