Martin County

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Martin County is named for Josiah Martin, who was the last governor of colonial North Carolina.

 

Created:  March 2, 1774

County Seat: 

Williamston 1774 – present

 

County Courthouse – Williamston

 

Location:  305 East Main Street / Biggs Street

Built:  1983 – 1985

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Fred Folson Associates, Inc. of Raleigh

Contractor:  Hardy-Harvey, Inc. of Kinston

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a three story red-brown colored brick style structure. The central entrance along the southwest side is recessed with a wing along the southeast and a short wing along the northwest side. The windows are horizontal. Along the northwest side are vertical dividers. The roof line is flat. The old courthouse is located along the southwest side of the building.

 

Old County Courthouse – Williamston

 

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Location:  270 East Main Street / Biggs Street

Built:  1885 – 1887

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a three story red colored brick structure. The northwest front has a large central tower with arched entrance on the first story. And rising to a large round window on the fourth story. The second story windows are narrow and arched. The building was restored from 1989 to 1991. The architect was Stephens and Francis of New Bern.

 

Note:  The cost of construction of the courthouse was $17,500.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Bertie County

E – Washington County and Beaufort County

S – Beaufort County and Pitt County

W – Edgecombe County and Halifax County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012