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Lafayette County
Created 1836 from the Chickasaw Cession
Parent of Calhoun County (1852)
County Seat:  Oxford

South Entrance - 2004

North Entrance - 2004

Lafayette County Chancery Clerk
Town Square
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: (662) 234-7563

County Population 2000 Census - 32,900

Photos Submitted by Jackie Rhodes

Lamar County
Created 1904 from Marion & Pearl River Counties
County Seat:  Purvis


Lamar County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 369 
Purvis, Ms 39475 

Lamar County Chancery Clerk
203 Main St.
P.O. Box 247 
Purvis, MS 39475
Phone: (601) 794-8504

County Population 2000 Census - 33,800

Photo submitted by Kenneth and Jackie Rhodes

Lauderdale County
Created 1833 with the Choctaw Cession of 1833
County Seat:  Meridian



Courthouse Showing Annex


Lauderdale County Chancery Clerk
500 Constitution Ave
Meridian, MS 39302
Phone: (601) 482-9701

County Records held at:
Lauderdale County Department Of 
Archives And History

County Population 2000 Census - 76,400

Two Top Photos Submitted by Clare Herrick
Third, Fourth Photos Submitted by Carolyn Switzer
Bottom Photo submitted by Kenneth and Jackie Rhodes

Lawrence County
Created 1814 from Marion County
Parent of Covington (1819), Jefferson Davis (1906), and Lincoln (1870) Counties
County Seat:  Monticello


Lawrence County Courthouse
517 E Broad St.
P.O. Box 40
Monticello, MS 39654-0040 
(601) 587-7162

County Population 2000 Census - 12,800

Photo submitted by Kenneth and Jackie Rhodes

Leake County
Created 1833 from The Choctaw Session
County Seat:  Carthage

Leake County Chancery Clerk
P.O. Box 72
Carthage, MS 39051-0072
Phone: (601) 267-7371

County Population 2000 Census - 19,100

Photo Submitted by Kenneth andJackie Rhodes

Lee County
Created 1866 from Itawamba & Pontotoc Counties
County Seat:  Tupelo



Lee County Chancery Clerk
200 W Jefferson St
Tupelo, MS 38802
Telephone: (662) 841-9100

County Population 2000 Census - 72,500

Top - Public Domain Postcard
Bottom - Photo Submitted by Jackie Rhodes

Leflore County
Created 1871 from Carroll, Sunflower, & Tallahatchie Counties
County Seat:  Greenwood

Early View

Present Day

These Capsules Placed
Here By Order of Board of 
Supervisors During Leflore
County's Centennial April 1971

To Be Opened
April 2021

To Be Opened
April 2071
Time Capsules

Point Leflore
N.E. 2 mi at junction of
Tallahatchie and Yalobusha 
Rivers is site of extinct
town founded in 1830's
by Greenwood Leflore.
Achieved great prosperity
in era before Civil War.

Founded by John Williams
as Williams Landing 1834.
Chartered as Greenwood
1844.  Since 1917 has been
the worlds largest long
stable cotton market.
Markers at the front of the courthouse

Leflore County Court House
317 West Market St
Greenwood, MS 38930
Phone: (662) 453-1041

Leflore County Circuit Clerk 
 P.O. Box 1953 
Greenwood, Mississippi 38935 
Phone: (662) 453-1435

County Population 2000 Census - 37,400

Postcard and Courthouse Photos submitted by William Perdue
Time Capsules and Historical Markers submitted by Kenneth and Jackie Rhodes

Lincoln County
Created 1870 from Franklin, Lawrence, Copiah, Pike, & Amite Counties
County Seat:  Brookhaven



 Lincoln County Chancery Clerk 
300 South Second Street
Brookhaven, MS 39601 
(601) 835-3412

County Population 2000 Census - 31,500

Top photo Submitted by Barbara Prestridge
Bottom photos submitted by Kenneth and Jackie Rhodes

Lowndes County
Created 1830 from Monroe County
Parent of Clay County (1871)
County Seat:  Columbus

Early Views


Lowndes County Courthouse
505 2nd Ave. North
Columbus, Mississippi 39701

County Population 2000 Census - 61,600

Early Views Submitted by Clare L. Herrick
Contemporary Photo Submitted by Ruth Ann Faris

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