Jones County

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Jones County is named for Willie Jones, who opposed the ratification of the United States Constitution and declined an invitation to the Constitutional Convention.

 

Created:  April 14, 1778 

County Seat: 

Trenton  1784 – present

 

County Courthouse – Trenton 

 

Location:  101 Market Street / Jones Street

Built:  1938 – 1939

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored Flemish bond brick and concrete structure. The west front has six vertical pillars with a wide pediment at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a white colored cupola. The building was constructed under the Works Progress Administration. On the east side of the building is the old one story brick jail.

 

See:  The courthouse is similar to the courthouse constructed in Pamlico County in 1937 to 1938 where the architect was Raymond Fuson and funding was provided under the Works Progress Administration.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lenoir County and Craven County

E – Craven County

S – Carteret County and Onslow County

W – Duplin County and Lenoir County 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012