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Talbot County

Talbot County is named for Grace, Lady Talbot, who was the  sister of Caecilius Calvert, 2nd Barron Baltimore.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Queen Anne’s County

E –  Caroline County

S – Dorchester County

W – Calvert County and Anne Arundel County

 

Created:  February 19, 1661                  Map of Maryland highlighting Talbot County

County Seat: 

 

Talbot Courthouse  1661 – 1788

Easton                    1788 – present

 

County Courthouse – Easton

 

Location:  11 North Washington Street / Federal Street

Built:  1794 – 1795

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  Cornelius West.

Contractor:  Cornelius West.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Easton. The east front has a projecting center section with white wood framed entrance on the first story and rising to a pediment at the roof line. The west side has a projecting center section. On the center of the roof is an octagonal white colored cupola with clock and octagonal lantern at the top. The building was remodeled in 1898. The architect was Henry Brauns. The building was remodeled in 1958 and 1959. The architect was Perry, Shaw, Hepburm & Dean and the contractor was Hallock Construction Company. On the south side, the courthouse is attached to the two story red colored brick County Building which was built in 1876, enlarged in 1940 and remodeled in 1968. On the north side, the courthouse is attached to a modern addition constructed in 1958. On the northwest is the old stone jail.

 

See:  The 2nd Judicial Circuit includes Caroline CountyCecil County, Kent County and Queen Anne’s County.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built by Philemon Hemsley in 1709 to 1712.

 

County District Courthouse – Easton

 

 

Location:  108 West Dover Street / Hammond Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The north front has a projecting center section with arched glass entrance. Above is a pyramid on the roof. The roof is hipped. 

 

 

County Courthouse – Easton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2013