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.

 

Created:  December 12, 1754

County Seat: 

Halifax  1754 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Halifax 

 

Location:  King Street / West Pennsylvania Street

Built:  1909 – 1910

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Oliver Duke Wheeler of Wheeler and Stern

Contractor:  Oliver Duke Wheeler

 

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

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1759 and the previous courthouse was built in 1847.

 

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. The northwest front has a projecting center section on the second story with six arched openings and dormers on the sloped roof. The first story is below ground on the north side.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Northampton County

E – Northampton CountyBertie County and Martin County 

S – Edgecombe County and Nash County

W – Franklin County and Warren County

 

 

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Photos taken 2012