Lenoir County

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Lenoir County is named for William Lenoir, who was a captain in the American Revolutionary War and who took part in the Battle of Kings Mountain.


Created:  December 4, 1791

County Seat: 

Kinston  1791 – present


County Courthouse – Kinston 


Location:  130 South Queen Street / King Street

Built:  1938 – 1939

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  A Mitchell Wooten and John J Rowland

Contractor:  T A Loving Company


Description:  The building faces west and is a three story brownish colored stone and concrete structure. The west front has a large recessed porch with four large pillars rising to a header along the flat roof line. The second and third stories have large windows. On the east side is a new addition constructed in 1981 to 1983. Between the two building is a large atrium with glass walls on the north and south sides. The architect was Burnstudio & Jenkins-Peer and the contractor was Dale Blosser & Associates.


Note:  The courtroom is the largest courtroom in North Carolina.



N – Greene County

E – Craven County and Jones County

S – Jones County

W – Duplin County and Wayne County























Photos taken 2012