Person County

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Person County is named for Thomas Person, who was an American Revolutionary War patriot.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Halifax County, Virginia

E – Granville County 

S – Durham County and Orange County

W – Caswell County


Created:  1791                                        Map of North Carolina highlighting Person County

County Seat: 

Roxboro  1792 – present


County Courthouse – Roxboro  


Location:  120 Court Street / South Main Street

Built:  1930 – 1931

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Charles C Hartmann of Greensboro

Contractor:  George W Kane


Description:  The building faces southeast and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Roxboro. The southeast front has a central entrance on the first story with small pediment above. On the second and third stories are vertical dividers. A projecting cornice runs below the wide top section. The roof line is flat. An addition was constructed on the northwest side in 1978. The building was renovated in 2012. The architect was MHA Works and the contractor was C T Wilson Construction Company.


History:  The first court met at Payne’s Tavern in Roxboro. The first courthouse was a log structure erected in 1793. The second courthouse was a frame structure erected in 1810. The third courthouse was a brick structure designed by Lyndon Swain in 1873. The building was demolished. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1930 to 1931.




County Courthouse – Roxboro













Photos taken 2012