Pasquotank County Courthouse in Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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Laurie and I like riding our Gold Wing motorcycle. But it is easy to get into a rut and just ride the same roads. So to force ourselves to ride to places we would not normally visit we have a goal to visit and photograph all 100 North Carolina courthouses within 1 year. This blog is about one of those visits.
Many NC courthouses were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The nomination form has some interesting facts about the various courthouse styles over the years.
I could find no historic information about this courthouse.
The North Carolina History Project lists the following information for this county:
Originally inhabited by the Pasquotank Indians, Pasquotank County was formed out of the larger Albemarle Precinct in 1660, and established as its own county in 1668. The name Pasquotank is derived from the Indian word pask-e’-tan-ki, meaning “where the current divides or forks.” Given that two rivers flank the county, the Pasquotank River and the Little River, the name is evidently appropriate.
Pasquotank has few towns and communities, but its county seat, Elizabeth City, is one of the most coveted small cities in the American Southeast. Combining a vast history, integrated economy, and diversified culture, Elizabeth City serves as the heartbeat of Pasquotank and neighboring Camden County. The other towns and communities in Pasquotank are Nixonton, Morgans Corner, and Weeksville.
This is the second courthouse where we have noticed a grave on the grounds.
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You may be interested in the next article, Pender County Courthouse in Burgaw, North Carolina.
The previous article is Pamlico County Courthouse in Bayboro, North Carolina.
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