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”.

 

Created:  1668

County Seat: 

Brook Field       1737 – 1757

Reke’s Point     1757 – 1762

Winfield             1762 – 1785

Nixonton           1785 – 1798

Elizabeth City   1798 – present

 

County Courthouse – Elizabeth City

 

Location:  206 East Main Street / North Elliott Street

Built:  1882 – 1883

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 the 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 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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Virginia

E – Camden County

S – Tyrrell County

W – Gates County and Perquimans County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2012