Somerset County

US States / M / Maryland / Somerset County
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Somerset County is named for Mary, Lady Somerset, who was the sister-in-law of Caecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore.

 

Created:  August 22, 1666

County Seat: 

Somerset Town  1666 – 1694

Dividing Creek    1694 – 1742

Princess Anne    1742 – present

 

County Courthouse – Princess Anne

 

Location:  30512 Prince William Street / Somerset Avenue

Built:  1904 – 1905

Style:  Georgian Revival

Architect:  Frank E Davis and Henry R Davis

Contractor:  Washington P Pusey and Son of Snow Hill

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and Indiana limestone structure. The south front has a large portico with four columns rising to a balcony on the second story. At the roof line is a pediment. The second story windows are arched. The building has a west wing. The roof is hipped.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1747 and later burned. The previous courthouse was built in 1833 and the present courthouse stands on the same site. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $28,451.

 

County District Court – Princess Anne

 

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Location:  12155 Elm Street / Valentine Drive

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a one story concrete and glass structure. The building is located in a strip mall.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Dorchester County and Wicomico County

E – Worcester County

S – Accomack County, Virginia

W – Northumberland County, Virginia and Saint Mary’s County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013