Hants County

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Hants County is named for the English county of Hampshire which was abbreviated to Hants from the Old English name “Hantescire”.


Surrounding Courthouses: 

N – Colchester County

E – Halifax County

S – Lunenburg County

W – Kings County and Cumberland County


County Created  :  June 17, 1781               Location of Hants County, Nova Scotia

County Seat:  

Windsor  1781 – present


Courthouse – Windsor  


Location:  240 King Street / Victoria Street

Built:  1948 – 1950

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Charles Killinbeck of Kentville 

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red coloured brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds  in the center of Windsor. 


History:  The first courthouse was built at Christ Church in 1804. The second courthouse was built in 1897 on the site of the present courthouse. The building was destroyed by fire in 1946. An eastern courthouse was built in Gore in the 1860s and the building was destroyed by fire in 1956. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1948 to 1949.




Courthouse – Windsor



















Photos taken 2018