Johnston County

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Johnston County is named for Gabriel Johnston, who was a Governor of colonial North Carolina.

 

Created:  June 28, 1746

County Seat: 

Smithfield  1746 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Smithfield  

 

Location:  207 East Johnston Street / South 2nd Street

Built:  1920 – 1921

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Harry Barton of Greensboro

Contractor:  Joe W Stout Company Inc. of Sanford

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north front has a large porch with four columns rising to a header. There is recessed entrance a large vertical windows on the second and third stories. The roof line is flat. .

 

County Courthouse – Smithfield  

 

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Location:  207 East Johnston Street / South 2nd Street

Built:  1986 – 1988

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Grier-Fripp-Associates, Inc.

Contractor:  R N Rouse & Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story buff colored brick structure. The building is located in the center of the city.  The roof line is flat. The building is connected to the old courthouse by an atrium at the north end.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Wake CountyFranklin County and Nash County

E – Wilson County and Wayne County

S – Wayne County and Sampson County

W – Harnett County and Wake County

 

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2012