Chatham County is named for William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham and Secretary of State during the French and Indian War and Prime Minister of Great Britain.
Created: December 5, 1700
Pittsboro 1700 – present
County Courthouse – Pittsboro
Location: Courthouse Square / East Street & Sanford Road
Built: 1881 – 1882
Architect: Thomas B Womack
Contractor: J Bynum & William Lord London
Description: The building faces north and is a three story structure. The building is located in the center of Courthouse Circle. The north front has a large portico with three arches and recessed entrance on the first story. Four columns rise to a pediment at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a high cupola with square base, octagonal section and clock and dome at the top. The roof is hipped. The architect was Thomas B Womack and the contractor was J Bynum & William Lord London. An addition was added in 1930. The building was damaged by fire on March 25, 2010. The building was rebuilt from 2011 to 2012. The architect was Taylor Hobbs of Hillsborough and the contractor was H M Kern Corporation. The building is used for official functions.
County Justice Center – Pittsboro
Location: SE South Street / Chatham Street
Built: 2011 – 2013
Architect: Corley Redfoot Zack, Inc. of Chapel Hill
Contractor: Clancy & Theys Construction Company of Raleigh
Description: The building faces north and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The north front has a large projecting center section with rectangular openings on the first story. Six columns rise from the second to the top of the third story with wide pediment at the top. There are east and west two story wings with hipped roofs.
County Courthouse Annex – Pittsboro
Location: 12 East Street / Sanford Road
Built: 1983 – 1984
Contractor: L P Cox Company
Description: The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick structure. The west and east sections extend to the Courthouse Circle and the center section is recessed.
W – Randolph County
Construction in 2012
Photos taken 2012 and 2014