Davie County

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Davie

Davie County is named for William Richardson Davie, who was a member of the Federal Convention.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Yadkin County and Forsyth County

E – Forsyth County and Davidson County

S – Rowan County

W – Iredell County 

 

Created:  December 20, 1836                Map of North Carolina highlighting Davie County

County Seat: 

Mocksville  1836 – present

 

County Courthouse – Mocksville

 

Location:  140 South Main Street / East Depot Street

Built:  1908 – 1910

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Fall City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky

Contractor:  Fall City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Mocksville. The west front has a large porch with four Corinthian columns rising to a wide header. On the center of the roof is a square cupola with white colored dome. The roof line is flat. In the interior, the first story has a cross hall plan. The courtroom is located on the second story.  The building houses the County Superior Court and County District Court of the 22nd Judicial District. After a fire in 1916, the courthouse was rebuilt. The architect was James Hughes and the contractor was J L Crouse. On the south side is a new two story buff colored brick addition added in 1971 and 1990.

 

See:  The contractor Falls City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky.

 

See:  Nationa;l Register of Historic Places – Davie County Courthouse

 

See:  The 22nd Judicial District includes Alexander CountyDavidson County and Iredell County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1836 and Mocksville was selected as the county seat. The first court met in the Methodist Church in Mocksville. The first courthouse was built by Henry R Austin on the Town Square in Mocksville in 1839. Later the courthouse was torn down in 1922. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1908 to 1910 at a cost of $40,000. After fire damage in 1916, the courthouse was repaired at a cost of $29,000.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Mocksville

 

 

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Photos taken 2012