Brunswick County

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Brunswick County is named for the former Duchy of Brunswick-Lunenburg in Germany.

 

Created:  November 2, 1720

County Seat: 

Thomasburg ( Cochran )  1721 – 1746

Freeman                           1746 – 1781

Lawrenceville                    1781 – present

 

County Courthouse – Lawrenceville

 

Location:  216 North Main Street / Hicks Street

Built:  1997 – 1999

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Browne, Eichman, Dalgliesh, Gilpin and Paxton PC ( Dalgliesh, Eichaman, Oglie & Farris )

Contractor:  Knightsbridge Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The west front has a projecting center section with a portico and four white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The roof is hipped with several dormers. The building is named as the Albertis S. Harrison, Jr. Courthouse. On the north side is the old two story red colored brick jail and the old courthouse, which comprise the Courthouse Square.

 

Old County Courthouse – Lawrenceville

 

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Location:  228 North Main Street / Bank Street

Built:  1854

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Edward Randolph Turnbull and Robert Kirkland.

Contractor:  Edward Randolph Turnbull and Robert Kirkland.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and wood structure. The building is located on the north side of the new courthouse and the old jail. The west front has a large portico with four white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The recessed entrance is framed with white colored wood trim. On the roof is a square cupola. The building was enlarged in 1939. The building was enlarged again in 1976 to 1978. The architect was William Ward Moseley and the contractor was Edward E Davis. The building was renovated in 2013. The contractor was Blair Construction of Gretna.

 

Note:  The earliest courthouse was moved from its site at Cochran, the area of the Route 1 and 46 intersections and then near Fort Christanna to a site near Freeman in 1746. In 1781, it was moved again to what is now Lawrenceville.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Brunswick County Courthouse Square

 

N – Nottoway County and Dinwiddie County

E – Greensville County

S – Northampton County, North Carolina and Warren County, North Carolina

W – Mecklenburg County and Lunenburg County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013