Northumberland County

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Northumberland County is named for Northumberland County in the United Kingdom.

 

Created:  October 12, 1648

County Seat: 

Heathsville  1648 – present

 

County Courthouse – Heathsville 

 

Location:  30 Judicial Place / Northumberland Highway

Built:  1996 – 1997

Style:  Modern

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 

 

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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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Saint Mary’s County, Maryland

E – Somerset County, Maryland and Accomack County

S – Lancaster County and Richmond County

W – Westmoreland County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013