Rowan County

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Rowan County is named for Matthew Rowan, who was the acting Governor of colonial North Carolina following the death of Governor Nathaniel Rice.

 

Created:  1853

County Seat: 

Salisbury  1753 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Salisbury  

 

Location:  202 West Main Street / Council Street

Built:  1854 – 1857

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  John W Conrad

Contractor:  John W Conrad

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story buff colored brick structure. The front has a large portico with six large columns rising to a wide pediment at the roof line. There is a wide balcony on the second story.

 

Old County Courthouse – Salisbury  

 

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Location:  210 North Main Street / West Liberty Street

Built:  1912 – 1914

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Anthony Ten Eyck Brown

Contractor:  King Lumber Company

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story gray colored stone and concrete  style structure. The southeast front has a large porch with four columns rising to a wide header with peaked section behind. The building is tired with an east and west wing. The roof line is flat. The building was renovated in 1970. The architect was Teeent & Tennent & Klutz and the contractor was Wagoner Construction.

 

County Courthouse – Salisbury  

 

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Location:  210 North Main Street / West Liberty Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a three story concrete and glass structure.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Davie County and Davidson County

E – Davidson County

S – Stanly County and Cabarrus County

W – Iredell County 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012