Cumberland County

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Cumberland County is named for Prince William Duke of Cumberland, who was the second son of George II of England and a military victor at the Battle  of Culloden in 1746.

 

Created:  January 19, 1748

County Seat:

Bridgeton   1748 – present

 

County Courthouse – Bridgeton

 

Location:  60 West Broad Street / Fayette Street

Built:  1909 – 1910

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Watson & Huckel of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Contractor:  H H Hankins & Brother of Bridgeton.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The north front has a projecting portico with two columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. On the roof is a large square clock tower rising in three tiers to a dome at the top. On the south side is a large modern three story addition constructed in 1993 to 1995. The architect was Vitetta Group and the contractor was Arthur J Ogren, Inc. of Vineland. The project manager was Gilbane Building Company.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1844. The contractor of the present courthouse, H H Hankins & Brother started by Harry Hankins and Frank Hankins, is still active today located on Broad Street at the corner of Atlantic Street.

 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Salem County, Gloucester County and Atlantic County 

E – Atlantic County and Cape May County 

S – Kent County, Delaware and New Castle County, Delaware

W – Salem County 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2017