Pitt County

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Pitt

Pitt County is named for William Pitt, who was the 1st Earl of Chatham, Secretary of State during the French and Indian Wars and was later the Prime Minister of Great Britain.

 

Created:  1760

County Seat: 

Greenville  1761 – present

 

County Courthouse – Greenville 

 

Location:  100 West 3rd Street / Evans Street

Built:  1910 – 1911

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Milburn, Hester & Company

Contractor:  Central Carolina Construction Company of Greensboro

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story buff colored brick structure. The rectangular building rests on an ashlar base. The south front has a large portico with four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a square cupola with clock and dome at the top. The roof is hipped. A large addition was built on the east and north sides in 1965 and in 1999.

 

Note:  The preceding 1858 courthouse designed by Edmund George E Lund was destroyed by fire on February 10, 1910.

 

See:  The architect Frank Pierce Milburn of Washington, DC.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Greenville commercial Historic District

 

Courthouses: 

N – Wilson County, Edgecombe County and Martin County

E – Beaufort County

S – Craven County

W – Lenoir County and Greene County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012