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The Marshall County Courthouse has served as the seat of county government since its construction in 1872. It is situated prominently in the center of Holly Springs and is the centerpiece of the Holly Springs Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Designed in the Italianate style, the courthouse features pedimented porticos on the north and south sides and a clock tower on the roof. It houses the offices of the Marshall County Circuit Clerk and the 18th Chancery District Court.

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The courthouse is the second built for the county. The first, a wood-frame structure, was built in 1837 but was burned down by Union troops in 1864 during the Civil War. Construction of the present courthouse did not begin until 1870. It originally had arched windows on the second floor (see image of postcard below) and was expanded in 1926 to include wings on the west and east sides. Elements of the Colonial Revival architectural style were added to the building as well. The rest of the historic district includes several commercial buildings immediately surrounding the courthouse square. Most of them date to the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Gold, Jack A. "Holly Springs Courthouse Square Historic District." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. January 20, 1980. https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/2310ac50-b8ed-4325-8ad7-a30185d96056.

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