Nassau County Courthouse (Florida)

The Nassau County Courthouse, also known as the Old Nassau County Courthouse and the Historic Nassau County Courthouse, is a historic two-story red brick courthouse building located at 416 Centre Street in Fernandina Beach, Nassau County, Florida. Designed in the Classical Revival style, it was built in 1891 and features cast-iron Corinthian columns and a massive bell tower and steeple. Meneely and Co. of West Troy, New York, cast the bell for the tower, which was used as a fire alarm for many years.[1][2][3]

Nassau County Courthouse
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General information
Architectural styleClassical Revival
Town or city416 Centre St., Fernandina Beach, Florida
CountryUnited States
Coordinates30°40′14″N 81°27′42″W / 30.67048°N 81.46163°W / 30.67048; -81.46163
ClientNassau County
Technical details
Structural systembrick
Design and construction
EngineerBuilder: unknown

In 1989, the Nassau County Courthouse was listed in A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, published by the University of Florida Press.[1]

In 2002 the building was carefully restored and renovated by The Auchter Company of Jacksonville. Also in 2002 construction began on a new Judicial Annex at 76347 Veteran's Way in Yulee. It was opened in 2004.[3]


  1. ^ a b A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, 1989, Gainesville: University of Florida Press, p. 69, ISBN 0-8130-0941-3
  2. ^ Florida's Historic Courthouses: Nassau County Courthouse listing
  3. ^ a b Nassau County Clerk of Courts: Information on the Historic Courthouse and the Judicial Annex

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