Halifax County

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Halifax County is named for George Montague-Dunk, who was the 2nd Earl of Halifax, a British statesman and President of the Board of Trade.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Northampton County

E – Northampton CountyBertie County and Martin County 

S – Edgecombe County and Nash County

W – Franklin County and Warren County

 

Created:  December 12, 1754                Map of North Carolina highlighting Halifax County

County Seat: 

Halifax  1754 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Halifax 

 

Location:  10 King Street / West Pennsylvania Street

Built:  1909 – 1910

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Oliver Duke Wheeler of Wheeler and Stern

Contractor:  Oliver Duke Wheeler and P M Pugh ( supervisor )

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Halifax. The southeast front has a large portico with four Corinthian columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a dome with clock and green colored roof. The courtroom is located on the second story.  An addition was built on the northwest side in 1965. The architect was Charles C Davis Jr. and the contractor was William K Neal.

 

County Courthouse – Halifax 

 

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Location:  357 Ferrel Lane / South King Street

Built:  1981 – 1983

Style:  Renaissance Revival

Architect:  Ron W Webb

Contractor:  J B McCaffrey of Durham and G W Francis & Associates of Raleigh.

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds to the south of the center of Halifax to the south of the old courthouse. The northwest front has a projecting center section on the second story with six arched openings and dormers on the hipped roof. The first story is below ground on the north side. The building houses the Superior Court and District Court of the 6th Judicial District.

 

See:  The 6th Judicial District includes Bertie CountyHertford County and Northampton County.

 

Old County Clerk’s Office – Halifax 

 

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Location:  10 King Street / West Pennsylvania Street

Built:  1896

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a one story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Halifax on the southwest side of the old courthouse. The southeast side of the square shaped building has a projecting two story square tower with arched entrances on three sides. The upper part of the tower has arched windows and a hipped red colored roof. The roof is hipped with red colored tiles. The building is the second County Clerk’s Office.

 

History:  The county was created in 1745 and Halifax was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was built in 1759. The second courthouse was a two story structure built in 1847. The third courthouse was constructed in 1909 to 1910. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1981 to 1983.

 

 

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Old County Courthouse – Halifax

 

 

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Commission Minutes courthouse construction

 

 

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County Courthouse – Halifax

 

 

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Photos taken 2012