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Pamlico County

Pamlico County is named for the Pamlico Sound, which was named after the Pamlico Native American tribe.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Beaufort County and Hyde County

E – Atlantic Ocean and Carteret County

S – Carteret County and Craven County

W – Craven County


Created:  February 8, 1872                    Map of North Carolina highlighting Pamlico County

County Seat: 

Bayboro  1872 – present


County Courthouse – Bayboro  


Location:  202 Main Street / NW 3rd Street

Built:  1937 – 1938

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Raymond Fuson

Contractor:  William Milan and other trades


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete style structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Bayboro. The south front has a large portico supported by four high white colored columns with pediment at the roof line. The roof is hipped. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the County Superior Court and County District Court of the 3rd Judicial District. The building was constructed under the Works Progress Administration. On the west side is the Annex built in 1974 to 1976. The architect was John N Peterson and the contractor was Wimco Company of Washington.


Note:  The present courthouse was constructed under the Works Progress Administration at a cost of $43,000 and the supervisor was John W Jones. The architect, Raymond Fuson, was appointed to purchase the building materials.


See:  The courthouse is similar to the courthouse in Jones County.


See:  The 3rd Judicial District includes Carteret County, Craven County and Pitt County


History:  The county was created in 1872 and Bayboro was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse in 1872 was a rented building. The second courthouse was a two story frame structure built by W W Hooker in 1893. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1937 to 1938.



County Courthouse – Bayboro









County Courthouse Annex – Bayboro



Photos taken 2012