Northampton County Courthouse - Jackson, North Carolina
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ljparr
N 36° 23.410 W 077° 25.166
18S E 283002 N 4029944
Quick Description: The Northampton County Courthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 2/18/2011 7:15:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMARJJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:

The Northampton County Courthouse (1859) has a facade of tall columns, large windows, and high ceilings. Tradition says Cornwallis stopped at a tavern that stood on a corner diagonally opposite the courthouse.

From: North Carolina - A Guide to the Old North State, 1939. Tour 24, Pg 475

A nearby marker reads as follows:

Northampton County, formed in 1741, was served by other courthouses on this site prior to construction of this building in 1858. At the time Samuel Calvert oversaw the project. Henry King Burgwyn has been credited as architect. Resting atop a high base, this building is one of the few surviving examples in North Carolina of the full-blown Greek Revival temple form. This noble brick structure with ionic portico and columns has become a symbol of Northampton County.

The Courthouse is still in use today and is basically unchanged from the guide book description. Additional buildings have been added to the courthouse square and a Veterans Memorial was dedicated in 1992.

Book: North Carolina

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 475

Year Originally Published: 1939

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