Orange County

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Orange

Orange County is named for William V, Prince of Orange, who was the last Stadholder of the Dutch Republic in the Netherlands.

 

Created:  1752

County Seat: 

Hillsborough  1752 – present

 

County Courthouse – Hillsborough  

 

Location:  106 Margaret Street / Churton Street

Built:  1952 – 1953

Style:  Modern Georgia Revival

Architect:  Archie Royal Davis

Contractor:  Coltrane-Graham

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north front has a slightly projecting center section with white colored wood framed entrance on the first story and wide pediment at the roof line. On the center of the roof is high white colred cupola with open section at the top. The roof is hipped. On the east and west sides are one story sections.

 

Old County Courthouse – Hillsborough  

 

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Location:  SE – King Street / Churton Street

Built:  1844 – 1845

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  John Berry

Contractor:  John Berry

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the north of the courthouse in the center of the city. The north front has a large portico with four white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. On the roof is a square white wood cupola with clock and octagonal cupola above. The roof is hipped.

 

County Administration – Hillsborough  

 

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Location:  200 South Cameron Street / Margaret Street

Built:  1990 – 1992

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Hakan/Corley & Associates, Inc.

Contractor:  C J Kern, Contractors, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building sits on a slope on landscaped grounds to the south of the courthouse in the center of the city.. The east front has a central entrance on the second story with white colored columns and rising to a peak at the roof line. The corners of the building project slightly. The roof is hipped.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Caswell County and Person County

E – Durham County 

S – Chatham County

W – Alamance County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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County Administration

 

 

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Photos taken 2012