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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ed Jones Federal Building & United States Courthouse

Ed Jones Federal Building & United States Courthouse

Located across the street from the county courthouse, this federal courthouse was built in 1934. It was used until 1998 when a newer courthouse was built next door (to the left from this vantage point). Still, several federal agencies use this building.

In 1988, The building was named for U.S. Congressman Ed Jones near the end of his 20 years of serving as a representative. Ironically, that Ed Jones isn't the most famous Ed Jones from Jackson. Long time Dallas Cowboy and 3x Pro-Bowl Defensive Lineman Ed "Too Tall" Jones also grew up in Jackson. I grew up as a Cowboys fan until the Titans moved to Tennessee, so for a brief moment I was excited that this building could have been named for someone other than a government official. Alas, it was named after a government official and not a popular athlete.

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