Caswell County is named for Richard Caswell, who was a member of the first Continental Congress and the first governor of North Carolina after the Declaration of Independence.
Created: April 8, 1777
Yanceyville 1777 – present
Old County Courthouse – Yanceyville
Location: 144 Courthouse Square / West Main St & North Avenue
Built: 1858 – 1861
Style: Italian Romanesque
Architect: William Percival
Contractor: David McKnight of Greensboro
Description: The building faces north and is a two story yellow colored stuccoed brick structure. Each side has three rectangular openings on the first story and three arched openings on the second story. The roof overhangs and forms a semi-circle over center sections. On the center of the roof is an octagonal cupola. At the rear of the courthouse is the old two story red colored brick jail.
Note: In 1861, the amount paid to William Percival as architect was $200, and the amount paid to David McKnight of Greensboro, as contractor and who was a mason by trade, was $25,000.
County Courthouse – Yanceyville
Location: 139 East Church Street / North Avenue
Built: 1974 – 1975
Architect: Echols-Sparger & Associates of Marion, Virginia
Contractor: John W Daniel & Company, Inc. of Danville, Virginia
Description: The building faces south and is a two story concrete structure. The south front has a central entrance on the second story. The vertical windows are narrow. The first story is below ground level. The roof line is flat.
E – Person County
Photos taken 2012