Harnett County

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Harnett County is named for Cornelius Harnett, who was an American Revolutionary and ad delegate to the Continental Congress.

 

Created:  February 7, 1855 

County Seat: 

Lillington  1855 – present

 

County Courthouse – Lillington  

 

Location:  301 West Cornelius Harnett Boulevard

Built:  2001 – 2002

Style:  Modern

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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Wake County

E – Johnston County and Sampson County

S – Cumberland County and Moore County

W – Moore County, Lee County and Chatham County 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2014