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Yarmouth County

Yarmouth County is named for Yarmouth, Massachusetts as settlers arrived from Cape Cod in 1761 or for Lady Yarmouth, who was the mistress of King George II.

 

County Created  :  1836

County Seat:  

Yarmouth  1836 – present

 

County Justice Centre – Yarmouth

 

Location:  164 Main Street / Ennis Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two srory red coloured brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is named as the Justice Centre.  

 

Old Courthouse – Yarmouth

 

 

Location:  Main Street / Gleber Street

Built:  1931 – 1933

Style:  Georgian

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red coloured brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds..

 

Old Courthouse – Tusket

 

 

Location:  Lighthouse Road / Courthouse Road

Built:  1805

Style:  Colonial

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story white coloured wood frame structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The west front of the rectangular building has a central entrance. There is a bell tower at the west end of the gabled roof. In 1833, the building was doubled in length, and was lengthened again in 1870.

 

Note:  The courthouse is the oldest courthouse in Canada.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Digby County

E – Shelburne County

S – Atlantic Ocean

W – Bay of Fundy and New Brunswick

 

 

 

County Justice Centre – Yarmouth


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old Courthouse – Yarmouth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former courtroom

 

 

Old Courthouse – Tusket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2018