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Colchester County

Colchester County is named for the town of Colchester in Essex, England.


Surrounding Courthouses: 

N – Northumberland Strait and Pictou County

E – Halifax County

S – Hants County

W – Cumberland County


County Created  :  1780                                    Location of Colchester County, Nova Scotia

County Seat:  

Truro  1780 – present


County Courthouse – Truro


Location:  1 Church Street / Queen Street

Built:  1903 – 1904

Style:  Georgian Revival

Architect:  James Charles Philip Dumaresq & Son of Halifax

Contractor:  Messrs Wilson


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red coloured brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the east of the centre of Truro. The west front has a high portico with four high Ionic columns rising a wide header at the roof line with red coloured brick section extending upo to a peaked roof. The building has a granite foundation. The recessed entrance on the first story is arched as are the first story windows. The windows and horizontal bands are stone. On the north side is an octagonal tower. The building was renovated in 1967 to 1968 and a large addition was constructed on the east side in 1972.


History:  The first courthouse located on Victoria Square was built in 1844. The second  and present courthouse was constructed in 1903 to 1904.


Provincial Court Courthouse – Truro



Location:  540 Prince Street / Dominion Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red coloured brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the centre of Truro. The north front has a central recessed entrance on the first story. A wide dark band runs at the top of the first story. A wide white coloured concrete band divides the windows on the second story. The roof line is flat.


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County Courthouse – Truro



















Provincial Court Courthouse – Truro





Photos taken 2018