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Built in 1876, this stucco and brick structure stands at the center of the enchanting square in the center of town. It was the site of the Carrollton Courthouse riot of 1886, on which the fictional "Blood for Molasses" was based.
The Gothic Revival Carrollton Baptist Church was built in 1894. The sanctuary contains the original handcrafted pews and a shell-formed pulpit that produces wonderful acoustics.
The Carrollton Community House is a fine example of WPA construction and architecture. Built in 1936, it is constructed of native pine logs.
Carrollton Methodist Church was built in 1885 by the congregation that organized in 1836. It is in the Carpenter Gothic and Italianate styles. Its peaked windows are a vernacular interpretation of Gothic arches.
Constructed in 1897, the church is in the Carpenter Gothic style with angular windows, a tower, and an octagonal spire with corner pinnacles. The alter and pulpit were made from local walnut wood by an early pastor. For as long as anyone can remember, instead of pews the sanctuary has had wooden opera seats.
The 19th century town of Carrollton, with its well-preserved square and antebellum architecture, has served as the filming location for numerous movies: "Home From the Hill" (1960), "The Reivers" (1969), "Ode to Billy Joe" (1976), "Minstrel Man" (1977), "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" (1978), "Mississippi Burning" (1988), and "The Help" (2010).
On opposite sides of the road are the historic Old Carrollton Cemetery and Bear Marsh Cemetery.
The Carrollton Community house is a fine example of WPA construction and architecture. Built in 1936, it is constructed of native pine logs.
Carthage City Cemetery is the oldest known cemetery within the boundaries of Carthage, Mississippi. The earliest known burials in the cemetery occurred in 1837.
Carthage represents a unique pattern of development from the start of a settlement created for the newly created county seat in a new county, to that of a small city which still serves as a county seat in a rural county. Despite being a rural county, and lack of rail service to the city, Carthage has grown steadily over the years and serves as the historic center of Leake County.
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