The courthouse building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, was completed in the 1850s. It was remodeled and annexes were added in 1878, 1909, 1950 and again in 1962. Many hurricanes have sent salt-water into the building. After Hurricane Isabel in 2003, the building and adjoining structures were closed to the public. The historic portion of the courthouse will soon have a new life in the community after the adjoining structures have been demolished and a new Hyde County Courthouse is built nearby in 2006-2007. The courthouse is one of 10 historic sites on the Hyde County Talking Houses and Historic Places driving tour. These sites are equipped with AM radio transmitters which you can tune to from the convenience of your car to learn the history of the area.