Person County

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


Created:  1791

County Seat: 

Roxboro  1791 – 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 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.


Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Lyndon Swain and constructed in 1873, The building was demolished.



N – Halifax County, Virginia

E – Granville County 

S – Durham County and Orange County

W – Caswell County

















Photos taken 2012