Dare County

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Dare

Dare County is named for Virginia Dare, who was the first child born of English parents in America.

 

Created:  February 3, 1870

County Seat: 

Manteo  1870 – present

 

County Courthouse – Manteo  

 

Location:  962 Marshall Collins Drive / Highway 64

Built:  2000 – 2002

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Heery International, Inc.

Contractor:  Heery International, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The east front has a wide porch with four columns rising to a wide header. On the south side a wing extends east. The building has a green colored hipped roof. The building faces onto a large landscaped area with the Administration Building on the east side.

 

County Administration – Manteo  

 

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Location:  954 Marshall Collins Drive / Highway 64

Built:  2000 – 2002

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Heery International, Inc.

Contractor:  Heery International, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces west and  is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The west front has a large portico supported by four high columns with pediment at the roof line. Along the hipped roof are three dormers on each side of the portico. A covered walkway runs in front of the building. The building faces onto a large landscaped area with the Courthouse Building on the west side.

 

Old County Courthouse – Manteo  

 

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Location:  300 Queen Street / Sir Walter Raleigh Street

Built:  1903 – 1904

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  B F Smith Fireproof Construction Company

Contractor:  B F Smith Fireproof Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick structure. The east front has a porch with balcony on the second story. The second story windows are arched. The roof is hipped. The building was remodeled in 1933.

 

See:  The contractor, B F Smith Fireproof Construction Company, constructed courthouses in Onslow County, Rockingham County and Tyrrell County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Currituck County

E – Atlantic Ocean

S – Hyde County

W – Tyrrell County

 

 

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Administration

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2012