Southampton County

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Southampton County is named for Henry Wriothesley, who was the third Earl of Southampton and treasurer of the London Company.

 

Created:  April 30, 1749

County Seat: 

Courtland   1749 – present

 

County Courthouse – Courtland   

 

Location:  22350 Main Street / Court Street

Built:  1834 – 1835

Style:  Roman Revival

Architect:  Jeremiah Cobb and Clements Rochelle

Contractor:  Jeremiah Cobb and Clements Rochelle

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick structure. The east front has a large porch with four white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The recessed entrance is framed with white colored wood. On the center of the roof is a small white colored octagonal cupola. An addition was constructed in 1925. On the south side is a two story addition constructed in 1960. The architect was Shriver and Holland and the contractor was Silas S Kea and Sons.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Surry County and Isle of Wight County

E – Isle of Wight County and Suffolk

S – Hertford County, North Carolina and Northampton County, North Carolina

W – Greensville County and Sussex County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013