Kings County

Canada Courthouses / Nova Scotia / Kings County
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Kings County is named for King George III of Great Britain.

 

County Created  :  July 21, 1762 

County Seat:  

Wolfville  1762 -1792

Kentville  1792 – present

 

Old Courthouse – Kentville

 

Location:  37 Cornwallis Street / Webster Street

Built:  1903

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Leslie Raymond Fairn of Halifax

Contractor:  Rhodes, Curry & Company Ltd.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red coloured brick structure. Topped with a cupola and weather vane, the building housed county offices on the ground floor and the Supreme Court chamber on the floor above. The courtroom is ornate, with stained walnut paneling and the scales of justice carved in wood above the judge’s bench – reputedly the work of a local inmate. The building is now the King’s Historical Society Museum. An addition was constructed in 1965 to 1966. The building was renovated in 1969.

 

See:  The architect  Leslie R Fairn of Halifax also designed courthouses in Digby County and in Northumberland County, New Brunswick.

 

Courthouse – Kentville

 

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Location:  87 Cornwallis Street / Barclay Street

Built:  1978 – 1980

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a one story red coloured brick and concrete structure. 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Cumberland County

E – Hants County and Lunenburg County

S – Annapolis County 

W – Bay of Fundy and New Brunswick

 

 

 

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Old Courthouse

 

 

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Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2018