Old Sussex County Courthouse

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Old Sussex County Courthouse
Old Sussex County Courthouse.JPG
Courthouse in 2013
Old Sussex County Courthouse is located in Delaware
Old Sussex County Courthouse
Old Sussex County Courthouse is located in the US
Old Sussex County Courthouse
Location S. Bedford St., Georgetown, Delaware
Coordinates 38°41′23″N 75°23′08″W / 38.68972°N 75.38556°W / 38.68972; -75.38556Coordinates: 38°41′23″N 75°23′08″W / 38.68972°N 75.38556°W / 38.68972; -75.38556
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1793 (1793)
Architectural style Georgian
NRHP reference # 71000236[1]
Added to NRHP March 24, 1971

Old Sussex County Courthouse is a historic courthouse located at Georgetown, Sussex County, Delaware. It was built in 1793, and is a two-story, five bay, frame structure in a late Georgian style. It is sheathed in cypress shingles. It was moved to its present location in 1837 and converted to residential use. Its former site on The Circle is occupied by the present Sussex County Courthouse.[2] On September 20, 1962, the building and lot were conveyed to the State of Delaware. A major renovation project was undertaken in 1974.[3]

The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Leon deValinger, Jr. (January 1970). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Old Sussex County Courthouse". and Accompanying two photos
  3. ^ Delaware Public Archives: Old Courthouse

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