At least part of this courthouse was built around the time of the Progressive era. Though it looked a lot different back then -- the two wings (which in my mind really detract from the building's beauty) were built during the Great Depression, I think. Not nearly as nice as the Wilcox County Courthouse, IMHO. Or even the Duplin County Courthouse. I guess that may say something about the relative wealth of this county and Duplin. There is, however, a Confederate statute out front. Where is this courthouse? When we get this out, I want to talk about the most extraordinary visit I had to this county recently. It was terrific -- and not just because it generated a bunch of photographs. This place is *really* worth a trip, especially for people interested in African American history.