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Wilkesboro in Wilkes County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Former Wilkes County Courthouse

Built 1902

— Wilkesboro Historic Preservation Commission —

 
 
Former Wilkes County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 29, 2022
1. Former Wilkes County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
Location. 36° 8.926′ N, 81° 9.094′ W. Marker is in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in Wilkes County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (State Highway 18/268) and Broad Street, on the left when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 E Main St, Wilkesboro NC 28697, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilkes County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Wilkes County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Stoneman's Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilkes County Courthouse Annex (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tory Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Benbow & Tomlinson Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Ben Cleveland (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas B. Finley Law Office (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkesboro.
 
Regarding Former Wilkes County Courthouse.
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Excerpt from the National Register of Historic Places nomination for the courthouse:
Built in 1902, the courthouse is one of six surviving Beaux-Arts Neo-Classical Revival buildings designed at the turn of the century by Wheeler and Runge of Charlotte. Crowned by a distinctive Second Empire cupola, Wheeler's design was especially popular in western North Carolina.

 
Also see . . .  Wilkes County Courthouse (PDF). National Register nomination for the courthouse, which was listed in 1979. (National Archives) (Submitted on November 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Former Wilkes County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 29, 2022
2. Former Wilkes County Courthouse Marker
Featured marker is below the rectangular plaque, which notes that Wilkes County passed a 1949 bond issue by the largest majority of any North Carolina county.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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