Caswell County

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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

County Seat: 

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  

 

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Location:  139 East Church Street / North Avenue

Built:  1974 – 1975

Style:  Modern

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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Danville, Virginia and Halifax County, Virginia

E – Person County 

S – Orange County and Alamance County

W – Rockingham County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012