Greene County

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Greene County is named for Nathanael Greene, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War.


Created:  November 18, 1799

County Seat: 

Snow Hill  1799 – present


County Courthouse – Snow Hill  


Location:  301 North Greene Street / SE 2nd Street

Built:  1934 – 1935

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Thomas B Herman of Wilson

Contractor:  T A Loving Company of Goldsboro


Description:  The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick an concrete structure. The west front has a large portico with four columns rising to a pediment at the second story roof line. The third story is recessed and has a flat roof line. Horizontal belts run at the base of the first story and above the second story windows. A cornice follows the roof line. The building was renovated in 1971 to 1972. The architect was Charles E Woodell of Smart. Woodell. Isley & Herring of Raleigh. The building was renovated in 2012. The architect was Brennan Associates, Inc. of Columbia, South Carolina and the contractor was Virtexco Corporation of New Bern.


Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1876. The present courthouse was constructed under the Works Project Administration..


County Justice Center – Snow Hill  




Location:  301 North Greene Street / SE 2nd Street

Built:  2009 – 2010

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Brennan Associates, Inc. of Columbia, South Carolina

Contractor:  VCC Construction Company of Atlanta, Georgia


Description:  The building faces south and is a four story red colored brick structure. The building descends down a slope and is attached to the courthouse on the west side. The upper part of the building and the base are white colored concrete. There are windows only on the first story. The roof line is flat. .



N – Wilson County

E – Pitt County

S – Lenoir County

W – Wayne County























Photos taken 2012