Catawba County

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Catawba County is named for the Catawba Native American Nation and the Catawba River.


Created:  December 12, 1842

County Seat: 

Newton  1842 – present


Old County Courthouse – Newton  


Location:  30 North College Avenue / East 1st Street

Built:  1924 – 1925

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Willard G Rogers of Charlotte

Contractor:  J J Stout


Description:  The building faces east and is a three story light brown colored brick and concrete structure. The second story windows are arched. Along the roof line is a balustrade. There are lower north and south winds. The building is located in the center of the Public Square. The building is now a museum.


County Justice Center – Newton  




Location:  100 Government Drive / Southwest Boulevard

Built:  1977 – 1979

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Clemmer-Bush-Sills-Abernethy Inc.

Contractor:  Laxton Construction Company Inc.


Description:  The building faces northeast is a two story gray colored concrete and glass structure. The east front has a recessed first story with glass central entrance. The second story has vertical dividers in the central section. Vertical pillars rise to was wide overhang at the flat roof line. The building was expanded in 2018 to 2019 with the addition of wings on the north, east and south sides leaving the original building in the center. The architect was Little Diversified Architectural and the contractor was Hickory Construction Company.


County Government Center – Newton  




Location:  25 Government Drive / Radio Station Road

Built:  1989 – 1990

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Clemmer-Bush-Sills-Abernethy Inc.

Contractor:  Hickory Construction Company


Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story concrete and glass structure. The west front has a V shaped section with a glass central entrance having two columns rising to a wide overhang at the flat roof line.



N – Caldwell County and Alexander County

E – Iredell County

S – Lincoln County

W – Burke County





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Photos taken 2012