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Queens County

 

Queens County was named for Catherine of Braganza, who was Queen of England and the wife of King Charles II of England and for Queens County, New York in the United States from where a number of settlers came.

 

County Created  :  1785 ( one of the 8 original counties )

County Seat:  

Gagetown  1785 – present

 

Old Courthouse – Gagetown

 

Location:  16 Courthouse Road / Babbit Street

Built:  1836 – 1838

Style:  Second Empire / Italianate 

Architect:  John Cunningham of Saint John

Contractor:  John Glass

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story white coloured wood structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the village centreThe east front has a large portico with four white coloured columns rising to a wide pediment at the roof. The windows are vertical and the roof is hipped. The large courtroom with second story balcony is located along the west side. The building was closed when the court moved to Burton in Sunbury County and is now occupied by the Queens County Courthouse Museum.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Kent County 

E – Westmoreland County and Kings County

S – Kings County and Charoltte County 

W – Sunbury County

 

 

 

Old Courthouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2018