Onslow County

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Onslow County is named for Arthur Onslow, who was the Speaker of the British House of Commons and who lived from 1691 to 1768.

 

Created:  November 23, 1731 

County Seat: 

New River                           1734 – 1735

Joseph Howard Home        1735

Christian Heildberg Home   1735

Joseph Howard Home        1735 – 1737

New River                           1737 – 1744

Johnston                             1744 – 1753

James Foyle House            1753 – 1757

Wantland’s Ferry                 1757 – 1849

Jacksonville                        1849 – present

 

County Courthouse – Jacksonville

 

Location:  625 Court Street / Old Bridge Street

Built:  1904 – 1905

Style:  Georgia Revival

Architect:  B F Smith Fire-Proof Construction Company of Washington, DC

Contractor:  B F Smith Fire-Proof Construction Company of Washington, DC

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building has a one story portico at the front with six square pillars supporting a flat roof. A white horizontal band runs below the second story windows, and below the eaves. On the center of the roof is a square white cupola with green roof. The building was renovated in 1948. The architect was John J Rowland and the contractor was T A Loving & Company. The building was further renovated in 2000. The architect was Ellinwood Design Associates of Morehead and the contractor was Pro Construction Inc. of Jacksonville.

 

County Justice Center – Jacksonville

 

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Location:  625 Court Street / Old Bridge Street

Built:  1976 – 1978

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Brennan Associates

Contractor:  Brennan Associates ( supervisor of contractors )

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick structure. The building faces east towards the courthouse and plaza. The building has a sunken first story with glass walls and the second story has few windows. The building extends outwards as it runs west.

 

Note:  Brennan Associates acted as architect and supervisor of the numerous contractors which included Welch Construction ( concrete ), Tindall Corporation ( precast ), Manning Masonry ( masonry ), Charlotte Miscellaneous Steel ( structural steel ), Brinn Glass & Mirror, Inc. ( glass & glazing ), James L Clayton Associates, Inc. ( plumbing ),Central Heating & Air Conditioning of Kinston ( mechanical ), Melton Electric Company Inc. ( electrical ) and Hudson Brothers  ( interior construction ).

 

New County Courthouse – Jacksonville

 

Location:  Ann Street / Old Bridge Street

Built:  2016 – 2019

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Smith Sinnett Architecture

Contractor:  Clancy & Theys Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a four story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the west of the old courthouse in the center of the city. The building is tired rising to a central peak. On the roof is an octagonal cupola with silver colored dome. 

  

Note:  The cost of construction was $16,400,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Jones County

E – Jones County and Carteret County

S – Atlantic Ocean

W – Pender County and Duplin County

 

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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County Justice Center

Photos taken 2008