Queen Anne’s County is named for Queen Anne I, who was the queen of Great Britain.
Created: April 9, 1706
Queenstown 1706 – 1791
Centreville 1791 – present
County Courthouse – Centreville
Location: 100 Courthouse Square / North Commerce Street
Built: 1791 – 1796
Description: The building faces southeast and is a two story white colored brick and wood structure. The building is located in Courthouse Square with landscaped grounds. The southeast front has a projecting center section with central entrance, balcony on the second story with three long arched windows above. At roof is a pediment with oval window. There are east and west wings. The windows have green colored shutters and the roof is hipped. The building was restructured in 1876. The architect was J Crawford Neilson and contractor was Captain James Smith.
Note: The courthouse is the oldest courthouse in continuous use in Maryland, and one of two 18th century courthouses in Maryland, the other courthouse is located in Talbot County. The cost of reconstruction in 1876 was $6,800.
District Courthouse – Centreville
Location: 120 Broadway / North Commerce Street
Description: The building faces southwest and is a two story buff-red colored brick and concrete structure. The front has a small plaza on the southeast side with arched brick wall. The northwest wing runs along Liberty Street and the northeast wing has an entrance from the plaza. The roof line is flat. The building is named as the Carter M Hickman Court / Multi Service Center and house the District Court of the 3rd District.
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Photos taken 2013