Caswell County Courthouse

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Caswell County Courthouse
Caswell County Courthouse.jpg
Caswell County Courthouse, March 2009
Caswell County Courthouse is located in North Carolina
Caswell County Courthouse
Caswell County Courthouse is located in the United States
Caswell County Courthouse
LocationCourthouse Sq., Yanceyville, North Carolina
Coordinates36°24′11″N 79°20′11″W / 36.40306°N 79.33639°W / 36.40306; -79.33639Coordinates: 36°24′11″N 79°20′11″W / 36.40306°N 79.33639°W / 36.40306; -79.33639
Arealess than one acre
Built1858 (1858)-1861
ArchitectCosby, John William
NRHP reference #73001309[1]
Added to NRHPJune 4, 1973

Caswell County Courthouse is a historic county courthouse located at Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina. It was built between 1858 and 1861, and is a rectangular two-story, stuccoed brick building, five bays wide and seven deep. It sits on an elevated granite block foundation and features a two-level recessed entrance porch and octagonal cupola.[2]

State Senator John W. Stephens was assassinated by the Ku Klux Klan in the courthouse on May 21, 1870.[3][4][5][6]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1] It is located in the Yanceyville Historic District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  2. ^ Survey and Planning Unit (April 1973). "Caswell County Courthouse" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  3. ^ "Life in North Carolina: The Murder of Senator John W. Stephens -- A Terrible Scene -- Shall His Assassins Be Amnestied?", from The New York Times, 26 February 1873.
  4. ^ “THE RECONSTRUCTION OF WHITE SUPREMACY: THE KU KLUX KLAN IN PIEDMONT NORTH CAROLINA, 1868 TO 1872” Bradley David Proctor
  5. ^ http://ncccha.org/pdf/stephens/mysteriousdeathofjohnwstevens.pdf
  6. ^ http://ncccha.org/pdf/kukluxklan/reconstructionofwhitesupremacy.pdf

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