Sampson County

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Sampson

Sampson County is named for John Sampson, who was the first register of deeds of Duplin County and the first mayor of Wilmington, North Carolina.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Harnett County and Johnston County

E – Duplin County 

S – Pender County

W – Bladen County and Cumberland County

 

Created:  1784                                        Map of North Carolina highlighting Sampson County

County Seat: 

James Myhand House  1785

Clinton                           1785 – present

 

County Courthouse – Clinton

 

Location:  101 East Main Street / Lisbon Street

Built:  1902 – 1904

Style:  Federal

Architect:  B F Smith Fireproof Construction Company

Contractor:  B F Smith Fireproof Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Clinton. The building has a large porch supported by five large white colored pillars rising to the roof line. The entrance is recessed. There is also a similar porch on the northwest side. There are south and north wings with dormers on the roof. On the center of the roof is a square white colored cupola with clock and green colored roof. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building was remodeled in 1937 to 1938 and the architect was R R Markley. The remodeling was a Public Works Administration project.

 

History:  The first courts met at the home of James Myband. The first courthouse was erected in 1785. The second courthouse was erected in 1853. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1904 to 1905 at a cost of  $30,000. Years later, in 1938, the building was completely remodeled at a cost of $100,000.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Clinton

 

 

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Photos taken 2008