New Kent County

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New Kent County is named for Kent County in England, United Kingdom.

 

Created:  November 20, 1654

County Seat: 

New Kent   1654 – present

 

County Courthouse – New Kent   

 

Location:  12001 Courthouse Circle / New Kent Highway

Built:  1990 – 1992

Style:  Modern Greek Revival

Architect:  MMM Design Group

Contractor:  Henderson, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The north front has a wide porch with four white colored columns rising to the extended roof. The central entrance is trimmed with white colored wood. The rectangular building has one story east and west wings. The roof is hipped. 

 

Old County Courthouse – New Kent   

 

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Location:  12007 Courthouse Circle / New Kent Highway

Built:  1909 – 1910

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  B F Smith Fireproof Construction Company

Contractor:  B F Smith Fireproof Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a one story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds on the north side of the new courthouse. The north front has a one story porch with four white colored columns. Behind the porch is a two story square brick tower with steep roof. The building extends east and has a hipped roof. Next to the building is the old red colored brick jail built in 1910.

 

Courthouses: 

N – King William County and King and Queen County

E – James City County

S – Charles City County and Henrico County

W – Hanover County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013