Kings County was named for King George III of Great Britain.
County Created : 1785 ( one of the 8 original counties )
Hampton 1785 – present
Old Courthouse – Hampton
Location: 648 Main Street / Centennial Road
Built: 1870 – 1872
Style: Second Empire
Architect: J T C McKean
Contractor: James Quinton and Charles F Tilley
Description: The building faces south and is a two story red coloured brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the centre of the city. The south front has a large central brick portico at the entrance. The windows are arched. The building has a bellcast mansard roof with raised central tower. On the east side is the old gaol.
Note: The cost of construction of the courthouse was $14,000. The building ceased to act as a courthouse in 2014 when the court was moved to the new courthouse in Saint John.
N – Queens County
Photos taken 2018