Walthall County Library
Appointments for browsing, computer use, study room or genealogy room use are being taken
Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,
Friday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.,
and Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Call or email the library using the info listed above to order books (limit 10), Audio CDs (limit 3), or DVDs (limit 2) to checkout curbside. You may also have copies made, send/receive faxes, receive computer printouts, and purchase flash drives or earbuds. Please be sure to call when you arrive and your order will be brought to you. All purchased items must be prepaid with exact change.
Reservations may be made for browsing, computer use, and study or genealogy room use.
Call Anita, Diane, or Andrea for details.
Thank you for your patience,
PAW Library System
Mrs. Anita Beard
Mrs. Diane Dewitt
Ms. Andrea Traylor
707 Union Road
Tylertown, MS 39667
Monday - Thursday:
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 noon
Walthall Library will be closed until November 30th. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Dr. Seuss Birthday Party 2020!
The present library was dedicated on November 18, 1979 with Ellen Sullivan serving as librarian. A major renovation and expansion was completed in 2002. The library more than doubled in size from 4,144 square feet to its present 8,442 square feet. The expansion added a spacious meeting room and kitchen facilities, a children's area, a genealogy room, additional bathrooms and more shelving areas. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held September 15, 2002 in honor of the renovation.
Although the Walthall County area was one of the first to be settled, it was one of the last counties to be organized. Walthall was carved out of Old Pike County, which had been part of Old Marion County. Old Marion County was originally part of Amite County, which had been part of Wilkinson County, which in turn had once been part of Adams County. The earliest significant community in Walthall County is China Grove, eight miles northeast of Tylertown on Magee's Creek. The creek was the site of several grist mills. China Grove is also the site of one of the oldest churches in south Mississippi. The China Grove Methodist Church was built in 1861 and is still being used on occasion. Some of the earliest settlers, including slaves, are buried in the church's cemetery.
Tylertown was originally named Conerly's Community after Cullen Conerly who, along with his brother-in-law Benjamin Lampton, owned a grist mill, a saw mill, and a cotton gin. In 1879 it was renamed Tyler Town for William G. Tyler and in 1894 became Tylertown. Today Mrs. Anita Beard serves as the branch librarian.