Washington County

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Washington County is named for George Washington, who was the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Bertie County and Chowan County

E – Tyrrell County

S – Hyde County and Beaufort County

W – Martin County and Bertie County


Created:  April 14, 1741                         Map of North Carolina highlighting Washington County

County Seat: 

Lees Mill ( Roper )  1801 – 1823

Plymouth                1823 – present


County Courthouse – Plymouth


Location:  120 Adams Street / West Mail Street

Built:  1818 – 1819

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Charles C Benton & Frank W Benton

Contractor:  Blalock Brothers


Description:  The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Plymouth. The west front has a large portico with four high white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The recessed entrance is trimmed with a small pediment above. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located on the second story.


History:  The first courthouse was built at Lee’s Mill in 1800. The second courthouse was a wood structure erected in Plymouth in 2823. The courthouse burned in 1862 and the third courthouse was built in 1865, The courthouse burned in 1869 and the fourth courthouse was erected in 1870. The courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1881. The fifth courthouse was erected in 1882. The sixth and present courthouse was constructed in 1918 to 1919.




County Courthouse – Plymouth
















Photos taken 2012