Edgecombe County

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Edgecombe

Edgecombe County is named for Richard Edgecombe, who was the 1st Baron Edgecombe and a Lord High Treasurer and Paymaster-General for Ireland.

 

Created:  April 14, 1741

County Seat: 

Tarboro  1741 – present

 

County Courthouse – Tarboro  

 

Location:  301 St. Andrews Street / East Pitt Street

Built:  1964 – 1965

Style:  Modern Colonial Revival

Architect:  Taylor and Crabtree of Nashville, Tennessee

Contractor:  T A Loving & Company of Goldsboro

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The southwest front has a projecting central section with entrance on the first story and large window above on the second story with hipped roof at the top. On the center of the roof is a high square cupola. The green colored roof is sloped.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1850 and remodeled in 1919. The building was demolished.

 

See:  The contractor, T A Loving & Company of Goldsboro, constructed courthouses in Greene County and Lenoir County.

 

County Administration – Tarboro  

 

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Location:  201 St. Andrews Street / East Granville Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a four story red colored brick and concrete structure. The green colored roof is sloped along the edge.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Halifax County 

E – Martin County

S – Pitt County

W – Wilson County and Nash County

 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012