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Currituck County Historic Jail


category : Pioneer History
Currituck County Historic Jail Next to the Currituck County Courthouse sits the original Currituck Jail. This jail was built after receiving legislative permission in 1767, burned down in 1808, then was rebuilt in 1857 and is one of the four oldest jails in North Carolina.

The jail is a Jacobean brick building 32' X 20', with a thirty-two inch brick wall.

Currituck County's original courthouse was constructed in the early 1700s. The building was replaced in 1840 and remodeled in 1898. Today, the Historic Courthouse houses the County's governmental administrative offices.


Address: 145 Courthouse Rd.
Phone: (877)287-7488
Our Email: contactus@visitcurrituck.com
Our Website:www.cometoourbeach.com

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Currituck County Historic Jail

Next to the Currituck County Courthouse sits the original Currituck Jail. This jail was built after receiving legislative permission in 1767, burned down in 1808, then was rebuilt in 1857 and is one of the four oldest jails in North Carolina. The jail is a Jacobean brick building 32' X 20'

Currituck, NC Pioneer History

Confederate War Memorial

A large pink granite ball mounted on a base with a plaque that reads "To Our Confederate Dead 1861-1865"

Currituck, NC Memorials

Knotts Island Ferry

The ferry that goes from mainland Currituck to Knotts Islandfirst ferry run is 6:00 a.m. and the last ferry is at 6:30 p.m.The ferry holds 30 cars and is free.

Currituck, NC Ferries

Currituck Courthouse

The original Courthouse was built in 1723. The present courthouse was built prior to 1869: some say as early as 1842. The courthouse now houses the County Commissioners Meeting Room and other County offices. The building is open weekdays.

Currituck, NC Historic Courthouses

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