Edgecombe County is named for Richard Edgecombe, who was the 1st Baron Edgecombe and a Lord High Treasurer and Paymaster-General for Ireland.
Surrounding County Courthouses:
N – Halifax County
E – Martin County
S – Pitt County
Created: April 14, 1741
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 building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Tarboro. 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.
History: The first courthouse was erected in 1739 at Tarboro before the county was created. A courthouse was designed by Bragg and constructed by Lynch and Whitice in 1835. The building was remodeled in 1912 by architect Wheeler & Stern and demolished when the present courthouse was constructed in 1964 to 1965.
County Administration – Tarboro
Location: 201 St. Andrews Street / East Granville Street
Description: The building faces southeast and is a four story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Tarboro to the south of the courthouse. The green colored roof is sloped along the edge.
Photos taken 2012