Beaufort County

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Beaufort County is named for Henry Somerset, Duke of Beaufort, who was one of the Lords Proprietor in 1709.

 

Created:  December 3, 1705 

County Seat: 

Washington  1705 – present

 

County Courthouse – Washington

 

Location:  112 West 2nd Street / Union Drive

Built:  1968 – 1971

Style:  Modern

Architect:  J Guy Wilson Jr. and Associates

Contractor:  J Leo Hawkins

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The south front has a large central portico with two high columns on either side of a recessed entrance with circular top. Dual steps ascend to the first story entrance. At the east and west ends of the building are recessed sections. The roof is hipped.

 

Old County Courthouse – Washington

 

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Location:  158 North Market Street / West 2nd Street

Built:  1786 – 1787

Style:  Federal

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick structure. The east front has a recessed central entrance. Below the hipped roof is a large fan light. On the center of the roof is a high square white colored wood cupola with clock at the top. The building now houses the Beaufort-Hyde-Martin Regional Library.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Martin County and Washington County

E – Hyde County

S – Pamlico County and Craven County

W – Pitt County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012