Chatham County Courthouse

Contributors:
Dabney Cosby, builder; Dabney Cosby, Jr., builder; John W. Cosby, architect; Martin Hanks, carpenter
Dates:
1843-1845
Location:
Pittsboro, Chatham County
Street Address:
Courthouse Square, Pittsboro, NC
Status:
No longer standing
Type:
Public
Note:
The Raleigh Register of November 22, 1844, carried a laudatory description of the Chatham County Courthouse, citing its "Grecian Doric style portico" and walls finished to resemble stone blocks. Records of its construction appear in the account book of Pittsboro merchant Henry A. London (Henry A. London Day Book, 1853-1845, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina). See J. Marshall Bullock, "The Enterprising Contractor, Mr. Cosby" (1982) for a summary of the entries.