Harnett County is named for Cornelius Harnett, who was an American Revolutionary and ad delegate to the Continental Congress.
Created: February 7, 1855
Lillington 1855 – present
County Courthouse – Lillington
Location: 301 West Cornelius Harnett Boulevard
Built: 2001 – 2002
Architect: Bill Highsmith and Barry Lamm of Skinner, Lamm and Highsmith of Wilson
Contractor: C Construction of Tyler, Texas
Description: The building faces northeast and is a four story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is tiered with the north front having a projecting central section with entrance on the first story and large windows on the second and third stories with peaked roof. On either side of the central section are a series of vertical windows. The east and west wings have red colored brick. The roof line is flat.
Note: The previous courthouse was built in 1894. The building was remodeled in 1959. The architect was Frank S Simpson. In 2001, the building was razed when the present courthouse was constructed.
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Photos taken 2014