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Roxboro in Person County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Person County Courthouse Site

Circa 1792

 

— 2016 Heritage Trail —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2021
1. Person County Courthouse Site Marker
Inscription.  
The current courthouse structure, circa 1932, is the third courthouse built on this site. The original land conveyance occurred in 1792 and consisted of 6 acres donated to Person County by Dempsey Moore, "in consideration of the good-will of the people of the County of Person."

An 1842 survey reflects a natural spring located on the property. This natural spring, as well as the fact that this location lies at the geographical center of Person County, symbolizes the logical placement of the logical placement of the courthouse on this spot.

In 1978, commissioners voted for an addition to be constructed and it was completed in 1979. In 2010, renovations began to the interior of the courthouse which included updating both courtrooms, included updating both courtrooms, creating offices in the former jail space on the fourth floor and the installation of security measures. Currently, only judicial offices occupy the building.
 
Erected 2016 by Person County Museum of History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics

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By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2021
2. Person County Courthouse Site
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Political SubdivisionsWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1932.
 
Location. 36° 23.615′ N, 78° 59.032′ W. Marker is in Roxboro, North Carolina, in Person County. Marker is on South Main Street just south of Court Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1930 Court St, Roxboro NC 27573, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Robert Lester Blackwell (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Confederate Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Person County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Korea (a few steps from this marker); World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); Site Of The Dowdy Hotel Jones Hotel And Hotel Roxboro (within shouting distance of this marker); The Newells Jewelers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roxboro.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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