Pasquotank County

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Pasquotank

Pasquotank County is named for the Native American word “paketank” meaning “where the current of the stream divides or forks”.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Camden County

E – Camden County

S – Tyrrell County

W – Gates County and Perquimans County

 

Created:  1670                                        Map of North Carolina highlighting Pasquotank County

County Seat: 

Broomfield        1737 – 1757

Reke’s Point     1757 – 1762

Winfield            1762 – 1770

Nixonton           1770 – 1800

Elizabeth City   1800 – present

 

County Courthouse – Elizabeth City

 

Location:  206 East Main Street / North Elliott Street

Built:  1881 – 1882

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Albert L West of Richmond, Virginia

Contractor:  Daniel Steigerwalt Kramer

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Elizabeth City and has an east and west wing with a recessed center section having a portico with four columns. On the center of the roof is a high white colored cupola with clock and small dome at the top. The roof is hipped. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building was renovated and an addition added in 1979 and 1980. The architect was Noel N Coltrane Jr. and the contractor was D R Allen & Son Inc. of Fayetteville.

 

History:  The first county seat was Broomfield in 1737. Nixonton became the county seat and the first courthouse was erected in 1770. In 1800, the county seat was moved to Elizabeth City. And the second courthouse was erected. The third courthouse was built in 1866. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1881 to 1882.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Elizabeth City

 

 

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Photos taken 2012