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Holmesville in Pike County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Old Pike County Chancery Clerk's Office

 
 
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August 25, 2018
1. Old Pike County Chancery Clerk's Office Marker
Inscription.  
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

Old Pike County Chancery Clerk''s Office Marker image. Click for full size.
August 25, 2018
2. Old Pike County Chancery Clerk''s Office Marker
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
 
Erected 2017 by Pike County Board of Supervisors.
 
Location. 31° 12.235′ N, 90° 18.529′ W. Marker is in Holmesville, Mississippi, in Pike County. Marker is on Tennessee Street (County Highway 93 N) north of Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: McComb MS 39648, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War of 1812, Pike County (within shouting distance of this marker); Creation of Pike County (within shouting distance of this marker); Holmesville (approx. 1.3 miles away); Col. Preston Brent

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August 25, 2018
3. Old Pike County Chancery Clerk's Office
(approx. 5.6 miles away); Bogue Chitto Church (approx. 6.2 miles away); Simmons House (approx. 7½ miles away); Felder Campground (approx. 7.9 miles away); Mississippi Territory (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Mounted on a wall at the old office building.
 
Categories. Government & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 27, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 27, 2019.
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