Tyrrell County

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Tyrrell County is named for John Tyrrell, who was at one time a Lords Proprietor.


Created:  November 27, 1729

County Seat: 

Columbia  1729 – present


County Courthouse – Columbia  


Location:  403 Main Street / Broad Street

Built:  1903 – 1904

Style:  Federal

Architect:  B F Smith Fireproof Construction Company

Contractor:  B F Smith Fireproof Construction Company


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick structure. The north front has a wide porch supported by four sets of double columns and with a wrought iron balcony along the top. The recessed entrance on the first store is arched. Above the entrance, on the second story is a small arched door and arched windows. The front of the building rises to a peaked parapet at the roof line. The green colored roof is hipped. On the south side of the building is a one story addition constructed in 2003. The architect was Cahoon-Kasten and the contractor was  A R Chesson Construction Company, Inc. On the grounds is the old two story red colored brick jail.


See:  The contractor, B F Smith Fireproof Construction Company, constructed courthouses in Dare CountyOnslow County and Rockingham County.


County Administration – Columbia  




Location:  108 South Water Street / Main Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown.

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces west and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The roof line is flat.



N – Perquimans County and Pasquotank County

E – Dare County

S – Hyde County

W – Washington County






County Courthouse













County Jail

Photos taken 2012