Rockingham County

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Rockingham

Rockingham County is named for Charles Watson-Wentworth, who was the 2nd Marques of Rockingham, a British statesman and two time Prime Minister of Great Britain.

 

Created:  December 29, 1785

County Seat: 

Wentworth  1785 – present

 

County Justice Center – Wentworth 

 

Location:  170 Highway 65 / Prison Camp Road

Built:  2003 – 2011

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Moseley Associates

Contractor:  Branch & Associates, Inc

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The northeast front has an extended brick and glass section for the entrance. There are high vertical windows on the first and second stories and the third story section has a square tower at the center. The roof line is flat. .

 

Old County Courthouse – Wentworth 

 

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Location:  1086 Highway 65 / Tyre Dodson Street

Built:  1906 – 1907

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Frank Pierce Milburn of Washington DC

Contractor:  B F Smith Fireproof Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story red colored brick  structure. The building faces north and was completed in 1907. The north front has a central entrance on the first story and rises to a pediment above the third story. There are east and west two story wings. On the southwest there is an addition which houses the court. The building is being renovated for a County Museum. To the north of the courthouse is the old red colored brick jail.

 

See:  The contractor, B F Smith Fireproof Construction Company, constructed courthouses in Onslow County and Tyrrell County.

 

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

 

County Administration – Wentworth 

 

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Location:  321 Highway 65 / Wren Memorial Street

Built:  1985 – 1987

Style:  Modern

Architect:  J Hyatt Hammonds

Contractor:  Allen J H Construction of Greensboro

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story brown colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The building is named as the Rockingham County Government Center.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Henry County, Virginia and Pittsylvania County, Virginia

E – Caswell County 

S – Guilford County 

W – Stokes County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012