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Hertford County

Hertford County is named for Francis Seymour-Conway, who was the 1st Marquess of Hertford and who was Lord of the Bedchamber to George II and George III of Great Britain.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Southampton County, Virginia

E – Gates County and Chowan County

S – Bertie County 

W – Northampton County


Created:  December 12, 1754                Map of North Carolina highlighting Hertford County

County Seat: 

Winton  1754 – present


Old County Courthouse – Winton  


Location:  701 North King Street / Cross Street

Built:  1955 – 1956

Style:  Modern

Architect:  John J Rowland and James M Simpson

Contractor:  Clifton R Heuay


Description:  The building faces southeast and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The center section has seven large vertical windows. The entrance is at the lower south wing. There is a lower north wing. The roof line is flat.


County Courthouse – Winton  


Location:  119 Justice Drive / Parkers Fishery Road

Built:  2013 – 2015

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Ware Bonsall Architecture of Charlotte

Contractor:  A R Chesson Construction Company


Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds to the northwest of the center of Winston with the Government Center on the northeast side. The center section has a high portico with four white colored columns rising to a pediment at the third story. A pediment rises above the third story at the roof. The roof line of the outer wings are flat. In the interior are three courtrooms. The building houses the County Superior Court and County District Court of the 6th Judicial District. 


See:  The architect,  Ware Bonsall Architecture of Charlotte also designed the County Courthouse Annex in Columbus County.


See:  The 6th Judicial District includes Bertie CountyHalifax County and Northampton County.


History:  The county was created in 1754 and Winston was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was built 1755. The second courthouse was built in 1822. The third courthouse was built in 1830 and was destroyed by fire in 1862 during the Civil War. The fourth courthouse was a two story structure built in 1875 and enlarged in 1905 by B F Smith Fire Proofing Construction Company. The fifth courthouse was constructed in 1955 to 1956 at a cost of $450,000 and is still standing. The sixth and present courthouse was constructed in 2013 to 2015 at a cost of $12,225,000.


County Administration Building – Winton  



Location:  704 North King Street / Cross Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces northwest and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The roof line is flat. At the rear of the building is a cemetery.



Old County Courthouse – Winton











County Administration Building – Winston





Photos taken 2012