Richmond County

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Richmond County is named for Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond, who was a firm supporter of the American colonists and who advocated removal of British troops.


Created:  November 10, 1779

County Seat: 

Richmond County Courthouse  1779 – 1784

Rockingham                              1784 – present


County Courthouse – Rockingham


Location:  114 East Franklin Street / Hancock Street

Built:  1922 – 1923

Style:  Renaissance Revival

Architect:  Charles Christian Hook of Charlotte

Contractor:  J P Little & Son


Description:  The building faces north and is a three story gray colored stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The building has a large porch at the front with six large columns rising to a wide header extending up to a fourth story with windows. The entrance is recessed on the second story. The building descends a hill on the south side and the second story has arched windows. An addition was been added on the south side in 1978. The architect was Williams and Associates of Matthews..


Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1884.


County Judicial Center – Rockingham




Location:  105 West Franklin Street / South Lee Street

Built:  2006 – 2009

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Warebonsall Architects

Contractor:  Bordeaux Construction Company


Description:  The building faces north is a four story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of the city. The north front has an entrance on the northeast corner with vertical glass windows rising to the fourth story. On the east side are projecting sections. At the top of the building are two horizontal belts. The roof line is flat.


County Administration – Rockingham




Location:  125 South Hancock Street / Franklin Street

Built:  1934 – 1935

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Louis A Simon

Contractor:  George O Von Nerta.


Description:  The building faces west and is a three story buff brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The building has three entrance doorways divided by brick dividers topped by white colored stone which forms a horizontal band across the building. The building is the former Post Office.



N – Stanly County and Montgomery County 

E – Moore County, Hoke County and Scotland County 

S – Marlboro County, South Carolina

W – Anson County





County Courthouse






















County Judicial Center













County Administration







Photos taken 2008 and 2014