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Sunbury County

Sunbury County was named for the Earl of Halifax, who was also the Viscount Sunbury.


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

County Seat:  

Burton  1785 – present


Courthouse – Burton


Location:  123 Route 102 / Burton Bridge

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red coloured brick and concrete structure. The building is located on a hill on landscaped grounds. The south front has a one story portico at the second story entrance. The first story is exposed on three sides with the hill covering the south side. The roof is hipped. 


 Note:  The previous courthouse was a one story grey coloured wood Greek Revival structure built in 1833 to 1834. The architect was George E S Berton and the contractor was Benjamin S Taylor. In 1947, a basement was constructed. In 1960 to 1961, the building was renovated by Kenneth Barber,



N – Northumberland County  

E – Queens County

S – Charoltte County 

W – York County   

























Picture previous courthouse

Photos taken 2018