This present courthouse was built in 1942 after the previous French Castle Courthouse burned in 1940.
When I heard there were Hand Painted Murals in the Desoto County Courthouse, I wanted to go in to get pictures.
When I get into the Courthouse, they have a scanner that you go through so you don't take any knives or other unwanted hardware into the building. First, I tried to go through with my camera. That set the alarm off. I put the camera down and tried to go through again. I told the guard that my Hip Replacement would for sure set it off again.
Well, the nice guard let me go through so I could go up to the second floor and take pictures of the hand painted murals. Sorry they are not as beautiful as in real time but there was a glare coming through the windows that showed on every painting.
Oh.... I forgot to say that these were hand painted and then restored. I found 4 of them. There are 2 more on a back wall that you can't see. The Murals depict Hernando DeSoto's discovery of the Mississippi River
DeSoto County Courthouse
2535 Highway 51 S
Hernando, Mississippi 38632