US States / V-Z / Virginia / Hampton

Hampton is named for either Southampton in England or for Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, who was one of the founders of the Virginia Company.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – York County and Poquoson

E – Northampton County

S – Norfolk and Portsmouth

W – Newport News  

Independent City                                   State map highlighting Hampton

Created:  March 30, 1908


Elizabeth City County Seat

Hampton  1634 – 1952

Hampton  1952  mergered


Old Courthouse – Hampton


Location:  101 Kings Way / Old Town Lane

Built:  1878 – 1879

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Charles Taylor Holtzclaw

Contractor:  Charles Taylor Holtzclaw and  William Holtzclaw


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story cream colored brick and wood structure. Some of the walls are from the previous courthouse which burned in 1861. The east front has an eight bay facade and a large portico with four white colored Ionic columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. On the roof is a round cupola with dome roof. The building was remodeled 1910 and the north wing was constructed. The architect and contractor was B F Smith Fireproofing Construction Company. An addition was constructed on the west side in 1962 and a further addition was constructed in 1972.


Note:  The first Elizabeth City County Courthouse was built in 1699 by Walter Bayley. The second courthouse was built by John Hollaway in 1714 and the building burned in 1861.


Courthouse – Hampton


Location:  235 King Street / East Pembroke Avenue

Built:  2015 – 2017

Style:  Modern

Architect:  MMM Design Group

Contractor:  McKenzie Construction Corporation.


Description:  The building faces east and presently under construction. The building will house the District Circuit Court.




Courthouse – Hampton































Photos taken 2013