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Mississippi County Courthouse, Chickasawba District

This structure is a 1919-21 Colonial Revival courthouse.  The foyer introduces the stateliness of this building, with a ceiling two floors high and walls and floor of white marble.  The courthouse lawn includes a memorial to the pioneers of Mississippi County "who suffered hardships and endured privations," and an eternal flame flanked by monuments to veterans of the World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam. 

A World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Edgar Harold Lloyd (Feb. 28, 1922-Nov. 16, 1944) is buried on the courthouse lawn.  Lloyd served as a First Lieutenant in the U. S. Army and was honored for action on September 14, 1944 near Pompey, France.  He personally destroyed five machine guns and many of the enemy, inspiring his men to overrun enemy positions despite seemingly insurmountable odds.

The Courthouse was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on December 6, 1996.  It is currently undergoing renovation and expansion.l

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200 W. Walnut Street, Blytheville, Arkansas
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Great River Road