Craven County

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Craven County is named for William Craven, who was the 1st Earl of Craven and was a Lord Proprietor of colonial North Carolina.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Pitt County and Beaufort County

E – Beaufort CountyPamlico County and Carteret County

S – Carteret County

W – Jones County and Lenoir County


Created:  December 3, 1705                  Map of North Carolina highlighting Craven County

County Seat: 

New Bern  1705 – present


County Courthouse – New Bern  


Location:  302 Broad Street / Craven Street

Built:  1883 – 1884

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  Samuel Sloan of Sloan and Balderston

Contractor:  John B Lane.


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story dark red colored brick style structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of New Bern. The east front has a high square tower with arched entrance on the first story and rising above the roof line with a steep roof. The second story windows are arched At the north and south ends are one story arched porticoes. The building has a mansard roof. On the west side is a Courthouse Annex constructed in 1992 to 1993. The architect was Peterson Architects of New Bern and the contractor was Trader Construction Company of New Bern.


County Justice Center – New Bern  


Location:  1100 Clarks Road / Highway 70

Built:  2007 – 2009

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Moseley Architects

Contractor:  DeVere Construction Company, Inc.


Description:  The building faces southeast and is a one story dark red colored brick and concrete structure. The southeast front has a white colored portico with four columns with pediment above the flat roof line. 




County Courthouse – New Bern



















Photos taken 2012