Gates County

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Gates County is named for Horatio Gates, who was an American general during the American Revolutionary War at the Battle of Saratoga.

 

Created:  April 14, 1778

County Seat: 

Gatesville  1778 – present

 

County Courthouse – Gatesville  

 

Location:  202 Court Street / New Ferry Road

Built:  1975 – 1976

Style:  Modern

Architect:  W D Boone Jr.

Contractor:  Wimco Corporation

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a one story dark red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north front has a central entrance with dark glass panels. On the west side is a higher section with a recessed stone wall. The roof line is flat.

 

County Administration – Gatesville  

 

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Location:  200 Court Street / New Ferry Road

Built:  1956 – 1957

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Owen F Smith

Contractor:  D J Tinkham

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a one story light red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north front has a central recessed entrance. The roof is hipped.  The courthouse is along the west side of the building.

 

Old County Courthouse – Gatesville  

 

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Location:  115 Court Street / Church Street

Built:  1835 – 1836

Style:  Federal

Architect:  Dr. John B Baker

Contractor:  Dr. John B Baker

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story yellow colored stuccoed brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city to the north across from the courthouse.  In 1904, the building was covered with stucco.The south front has a central projecting section with entrance on the first story and a small wrought iron balcony on the second story. At the peak is a large fanlight. Wings extend east and west with a hipped roof and centered square wood cupola with steep roof. In 1940, an addition was constructed on the north side giving the building an “H” shape. The building is now used as a library.

 

Note:  The Court ordered the clerk William Daughtry to supervise the construction of the courthouse. Dr. John B Baker, who donated the land and who was a large land owner in the county, was assisted in the construction by James R Riddick, William B Stephens and Henry Gilliam.

 

See:  The only other Federal style courthouse is located in Perquimans County.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Gates County Courthouse

 

Courthouses: 

N – Suffolk, Virginia

E – Pasquotank County

S – Perquimans County and Chowan County

W – Hertford 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