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Kings County

Kings County is named for King George III of Great Britain.


Surrounding Courthouses: 

N – Cumberland County

E – Hants County and Lunenburg County

S – Annapolis County 

W – Bay of Fundy and New Brunswick


County Created  :  July 21, 1762                       Location of Kings County, Nova Scotia

County Seat:  

Wolfville  1762 -1792

Kentville  1792 – present


Old Courthouse – Kentville


Location:  37 Cornwallis Street / Webster Street

Built:  1903

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Leslie Raymond Fairn of Halifax

Contractor:  Rhodes, Curry & Company Ltd.


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red coloured brick structure. The builduing is located in the center of Kentville. Topped with a cupola and weather vane, the building housed county offices on the ground floor and the Supreme Court chamber on the floor above. The courtroom is ornate, with stained walnut paneling and the scales of justice carved in wood above the judge’s bench – reputedly the work of a local inmate. The building is now the King’s Historical Society Museum. An addition was constructed in 1965 to 1966. The building was renovated in 1969.


See:  The architect  Leslie R Fairn of Halifax also designed courthouses in Digby County and in Northumberland County, New Brunswick.


Courthouse – Kentville



Location:  87 Cornwallis Street / Barclay Street

Built:  1978 – 1980

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces southwest and is a one story red coloured brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Kentville.



Old Courthouse – Kentville























Courthouse – Kentville

















Photos taken 2018