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Anson County

Anson County is named for George, Lord Anson, who was a celebrated English admiral and who circumnavigated the globe in 1740 to 1744.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Stanly CountyMontgomery County and Richmond County 

E – Richmond County

S – Marlboro County, South Carolina and Chesterfield County, South Carolina

W – Union County


Created:  March 17, 1749                       Map of North Carolina highlighting Anson County

County Seat: 

Mount Pleasant  1750 – 1785

Wadesboro         1785 – present


County Courthouse – Wadesboro  


Location:  119 North Washington Street / Martin Street

Built:  1912 – 1913

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Wheeler and Stern of Charlotte

Contractor:  Falls City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Wadesboro, The building has a large porch at the front with four large columns rising to a wide header extending up to a frieze. The recessed second story windows are arched. A projecting cornice runs below the roof line. The building houses the County Superior Court and County District Court of the 16th Judicial District. On the east side is a large rectangular three story County Jail constructed in 1982 to 1984.


See:  The contractor Falls City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky.


See:  The 16th Judicial District includes Richmond CountyRobeson County and Scotland County. 


History:  The county was created in 1749 and Mount Pleasant was designated as the county seat in 1750. The first courthouse was a log building built in 1755 six miles east of Wadesboro at Mount Pleasant. In 1785, the county seat was moved to Wadesboro and the second courthouse, a log structure was built in 1785. The third courthouse was erected in 1830. The courthouse was destroyed by fire on April 2, 1868. The court met in the Baptist Church until the fourth courthouse was built in 1869 to 1871. The courthouse was remodeled in 1893 with architect A G Bauer. The fifth and present courthouse was constructed in 1912 to 1913.



County Courthouse – Wadesboro







Photos taken 2008