King William County is named for King William III of Great Britain.
Created: December 1, 1700
King William 1702 – present
County Courthouse – King William
Location: 227 Courthouse Lane / Horse Landing Road
Built: 1725 – 1726
Description: The building faces south and is a one story red colored brick laid in Flemish bond and wood structure. The building is “T” shaped. The south front has five arches along the arcade. The recessed entrance is framed with white colored wood and with a small pediment above. The building has a steep hipped. In 1840, the building was enlarged with a unique stile and brick wall to enclose the court green.
Note: The courthouse is the oldest courthouse still in use in the United States. The second oldest courthouses is located in Salem County, New Jersey (1735). The third oldest is in Hanover County, Virginia (1737). The fourth oldest is in Charles City County, Virginia (1740). The fifth oldest is in Richmond County, Virginia (1748).
County Administration – King William
Location: 180 Horse Landing Road / Courthouse Lane
Built: 1977 – 1978
Architect: H C Johnson, Jr.
Contractor: Hammond Brothers.
Description: The building faces south and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The south front has a small canopy at the central entrance. Red colored brick is broken by concrete framed windows. The roof line is flat.
East – New Kent County
West – Caroline County
Photos taken 2013