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Walthall, John A. (fl. ca. 1840s)

Birthplace: USA
  • Granville County, North Carolina
  • Builder
NC Work Locations:
  • Oxford, Granville County
  • Granville
Building Types:
  • Public
Styles & Forms:
  • Greek Revival

Granville County Courthouse [Oxford]

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Granville County Courthouse [Oxford]


John A. Walthall (fl. ca. 1840) may have been related to Francis Walthall. He constructed the red brick, Greek Revival style Granville County Courthouse, and was commended upon its completion in "faithful and masterly fashion." It is one of the oldest courthouses in the state still in use; however, no other works have been identified. The Walthall family was a numerous one in Virginia, and included men named Francis and John. By 1840, John was head of a household in Granville County, but was not listed in North Carolina in 1850.

Author: Catherine W. Bishir.

Published 2010

Building List

Granville County Courthouse (Oxford, Granville County)

Granville Oxford


Dates: 1838-1840
Location: Oxford, Granville County
Street Address: 101 Main St., Oxford, NC
Status: Standing
  • Public
Images Published In:
  • Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina (2003).
  • Marvin A. Brown and Andrew J. Carlson, Heritage and Homesteads: The History and Architecture of Granville County, North Carolina (1988).

Granville County Courthouse

John A. Walthall's Work Locations


  • Granville County Accounts and Correspondence, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina.

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