Charles County

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Charles County is named for Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, who was the second proprietor of the Maryland colony.

 

Created:  April 13, 1658

County Seat: 

La Plata  1658 – present

 

County Courthouse – La Plata  1658 – present

 

Location:  200 Charles Street / Washington Avenue

Built:  1953 – 1954

Style:  Modern Colonial Revival

Architect:  Federick Tilp

Contractor:  Kahn Engineering Company.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The south front has a large portico at the central entrance with four white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line.  On the center of the roof is a square cupola with round sections at the top. The roof is hipped. The north side of the building is glass with a connection to another building on the north side.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in Port Tobacco in 1819. In 1892, the previous courthouse was designed by Joseph C Johnson and constructed by James Haislip.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Fairfax County, Virginia and Prince George’s County

E – Prince George’s County, Calvert County and Saint Mary’s County

S – Westmoreland County, Virginia and King George County, Virginia

W – Stafford County, Virginia, Prince William County, Virginia and Fairfax County, Virginia

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013