Northumberland County is named for Northumberland County in the United Kingdom.
Created: October 12, 1648
Heathsville 1648 – present
County Courthouse – Heathsville
Location: 30 Judicial Place / Northumberland Highway
Built: 1996 – 1997
Architect: William C Newman
Contractor: NSC Construction
Description: The building faces northeast and is a one story white colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds to the southwest of the old courthouse. The north front has a projecting central tower rising above the roof line and with an arch and glass entrance on each of the three sides. The windows are horizontal and the roof is hipped. The building is named as the Northumberland County Courts Building.
Note: The contractor, NSC Construction went bankrupt during the construction of the courthouse and the bonding company completed the construction.
Old County Courthouse – Heathsville
Location: Judicial Place / Northumberland Highway
Built: 1900 – 1991
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Bartholomew Smith
Contractor: B F Smith Fireproofing Company
Description: The building faces east and is a two story white colored brick structure. The east front has wide porch supported by four sets of double columns rising to a balcony on the second story. The first and second story entrances are arched. At the roof line rises a center parapet with small window. The roof is hipped. The building houses the county administration offices. The annexes on the north and south sides of the building were built in 1964. The old jail is located on the west side.
N – Saint Mary’s County, Maryland
Photos taken 2013