Vance County

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Vance County is named for Zebulon Baird Vance, who was a Confederate military officer in the American Civil War, twice Governor of North Carolina and a United States Senator.

 

Created:  May 5, 1881

County Seat: 

Henderson  1881 – present

 

County Courthouse – Henderson  

 

Location:  156 Church Street / North Chestnut Street

Built:  1998 – 2000

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Surapon Sujjavannnick. Architect of Apex

Contractor:  R N Rouse & Company, Inc. of Goldsboro

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a three story buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The southwest front has a large circular section with glass walls. The roof line is flat.

 

Old County Courthouse – Henderson  

 

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Location:  122 Young Street / North Garnett Street

Built:  1884 – 1885

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  James R Thrower

Contractor:  W R Kivett

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story buff colored brick structure. The southwest front has a porch with four columns rising to a pediment above the roof line. The building was remodeled in 1908. The architect was Frank Pierce Milburn of Milburn, Heister, and Company of Washington, DC and the contractor was D J Phipps. An addition was added on the west side.

 

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

 

Courthouses: 

N – Mecklenburg County, Virginia

E – Warren County

S – Franklin County

W – Granville County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012