Washington County

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Washington

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

 

Created:  April 14, 1741

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 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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Bertie County and Chowan County

E – Tyrrell County

S – Hyde County and Beaufort County

W – Martin County and Bertie County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012