Yarmouth County

Canada Courthouses / Nova Scotia / Yarmouth County
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Yarmouth County is named for Yarmouth, Massachusetts as settlers arrived from Cape Cod in 1761 or for Lady Yarmouth, who was the mistress of King George II.

 

County Created  :  1836

County Seat:  

Yarmouth  1836 – present

 

County Justice Centre – Yarmouth

 

Location:  164 Main Street / Ennis Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two srory red coloured brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is named as the Justice Centre.  

 

Old Courthouse – Yarmouth

 

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Location:  Main Street / Gleber Street

Built:  1931 – 1933

Style:  Georgian

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red coloured brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds..

 

Old Courthouse – Tusket

 

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Location:  Lighthouse Road / Courthouse Road

Built:  1805

Style:  Colonial

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story white coloured wood frame structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The west front of the rectangular building has a central entrance. There is a bell tower at the west end of the gabled roof. In 1833, the building was doubled in length, and was lengthened again in 1870.

 

Note:  The courthouse is the oldest courthouse in Canada.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Digby County

E – Shelburne County

S – Atlantic Ocean

W – Bay of Fundy and New Brunswick

 

 

 

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County Justice Centre – Yarmouth


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Old Courthouse – Yarmouth

 

 

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Former courtroom

 

 

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Old Courthouse – Tusket

 

 

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Photos taken 2018