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Currituck Courthouse

Currituck County, North Carolina

Currituck Courthouse is an unincorporated settlement which serves as the county seat.

The small county seat of Currituck County, still known simply as Currituck Courthouse, is located on the sandy shore of Currituck Sound, opposite the Outer Banks islands which shield the mainland from the Atlantic Ocean. The settlement's roots go back to the establishment of a courthouse in 1722 and the existence of a 17th and 18th century port of entry into the county. Clustering around the early jail and late 19th century courthouse are dwellings of several periods and a few small, frame stores. These create a unit whose very smallness and isolation are an expression of the county's history. [1]

  1. Ruth Little-Stokes and John B. Flowers, North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Currituck County Jail, nomination document, 1979, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.