Greene County

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

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Wilson County

E – Pitt County

S – Lenoir County

W – Wayne County

 

Created:  November 18, 1799                Map of North Carolina highlighting Greene County

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 and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Snow Hill. 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. In the interior, there is an iron stair at the south end of the building and classically inspired iron radiator grilles. The courtroom is located on the second story and has classical motifs such as fluted pilasters and a Doric frieze band carved on the judge’s bench.  The building houses the County Superior Court and County District Court of the 8th Judicial District. The building was a Works Projects Administration project. 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.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Greene County Courthouse

 

County Justice Center – Snow Hill  

 

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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 and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Snow Hill and 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. .

 

See:  The 8th Judicial District includes Lenoir County and Wayne County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1799 and Snow Hill was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a wood structure built in 1800. The second courthouse was a brick structure built in 1848. The courthouse burned in 1876. The third courthouse was built in 1878. The courthouse was destroyed by fire and the fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1934 to 1935 at a cost of $107,800. The County Justice Center was constructed in 2009 to 2010.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Snow Hill

 

 

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County Justice Center – Snow Hill

 

 

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Photos taken 2012