Perquimans County

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Perquimans

Perquiman County is named for the Perquimans Native American tribe.

 

Created:  1670

County Seat: 

Hertford  1741 – present

 

County Courthouse – Hertford  

 

Location:  124 North Church Street / East Market Street

Built:  1824 – 1825

Style:  Georgian / Federal

Architect:  John Gatling

Contractor:  John Gatling

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story yellow colored stucco structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The west front has a small portico with two columns rising to a pediment above the entrance.  On the roof is a large pediment with fanlight. The roof is hipped roof. There are smaller north and south wings. The building was renovated in 1890, 1932 and 1952.

 

Note:  John Gatling, who designed and constructed the courthouse, was a tavern keeper and prominent planter in the county. The courthouse is the second oldest courthouse in North Carolina still used as a courthouse. The oldest courthouse is located in Chowan County.

 

See:  The only other Federal style courthouse is located in Gates County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Gates County

E – Pasquotank County

S – Tyrrell County

W – Chowan County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2012