Nash County

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Nash County is named for Francis Nash, who was a brigadier general in the American Revolutionary War  and who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Germantown.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Warren County and Halifax County 

E – Edgecombe County

S – Wilson County and Johnston County

W – Wake County and Franklin County

 

Created:  November 15, 1777                Map of North Carolina highlighting Nash County

County Seat: 

Nashville  1777 – present

 

County Courthouse – Nashville  

 

Location:  224 West Washington Street / North Broad Street

Built:  1921 – 1923

Style:  Greek Revival / Colonial Revival

Architect:  John C Stout

Contractor:  Weldon Building Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on the landscaped grounds of the Courthouse Square in the center of Nashville. The building is “T” shaped. The south front has a large portico with six columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The courtroom is located on the second story. Behind the south central section are east and west two story wings. The building houses the County Superior Court and County District Court of the 7th Judicial District.  Several additions have been added. An addition was added in 1974 to 1975. The architect was Shields-Wyatt-Associates and the contractor was Commercial Builders, Inc. and Wiggins & Company Inc.

 

County Judicial Center – Rocky Mount

 

Location:  305 Cokey Road / Magnolia Street

Built:  1912 – 1913

Style:  Schoolhouse

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building was constructed as Edgemont Elementery School and is located om landscaped grounds in the center of Rocky Mount. The building houses the County Superior Court and County District Court of the 7th Judicial District.  The courthouse is shared with Edgecombe County.

 

See:  The 7th Judicial District includes Edgecombe County and Wilson County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1777 and Nashville was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a temporary structure erected in 1778 in Nashville. The second courthouse was built in 1784. The third courthouse was erected in 1833. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1921 to 1923 at a cost of $119,600.

 

County Office Building – Nashville  

 

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Location:  120 West Washington Street / North Broad Street

Built:  1998 – 1999

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Oakley Associates, Architects

Contractor:  J W Grand, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Nashville. The south front has a curved central section with a central entrance and large glass window on the second story. The windows on the second story are horizontal with no divisions. The roof line is flat. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the east of the courthouse.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Nashville

 

 

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County Office Building – Nashville

 

 

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Photos taken 2012