Friday, November 2, 2007

Buildings in Old Floyd

Jerry Lowery emailed me about the Old Floyd buildings. The following is what he wrote.

On page 55 of Florence Stewart McKoin's book, Between the Rivers, she wrote, "In 1855 there were enough votes west of the Macon River to move the parish seat from Lake Providence to Floyd. George Wilson and Sylvanis C. Floyd donated 2.5 acres of land for a courthouse square. In December, 1856, W. A. Doles was awarded a contract to build a two-story building of modern design, plus a brick jail for the sum of $3100. (This is verified by Clerk of the Court records.) Do you suppose these are the buildings in your picture?

I believe he is probably right about the buildings. I would guess there has to be some significance to the buildings, otherwise why would someone take pictures of them. If anyone has a better idea, I hope you'll let me know.

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Who are these people?

Sally Jo Gibson sent me this picture of the "Old Floyd" Courthouse, but didn't know who the people were. If anyone knows who they are, please let the rest of us know. Just post a reply.

Old Floyd Courthouse

Old Floyd Courthouse

Buildings in Old Floyd

Buildings in Old Floyd