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Goochland in Goochland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Goochland County Courthouse

 
 
Goochland County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
1. Goochland County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. The present courthouse is the fourth to serve the county and the second to occupy this site. The building was erected in 1826 by Valentine Parrish, a Cumberland builder, and Dabney Cosby, a skilled Staunton brickmason who had worked for Thomas Jefferson at the University of Virginia. Jefferson's influence is seen in the Tuscan portico, full Tuscan entablature, temple form, and color scheme of red brick and white trim. The courthouse, together with the clerk's office, old jail, and original wall to exclude wandering cattle, exemplify a rural nineteenth century county seat.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA 9.)
 
Location. 37° 40.963′ N, 77° 53.108′ W. Marker is in Goochland, Virginia, in Goochland County. Marker is on River Road West (Virginia Route 6) 0.1 miles east of Scott Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goochland VA 23063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Goochland Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Maidens, Virginia (approx. one mile away); Maidens Adventure Hotel (approx.
River Road West (facing west). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
2. River Road West (facing west).
1.1 miles away); Early Transportation on the James River (approx. 1.2 miles away); Beaverdam Episcopal Church (approx. 1.5 miles away); Michaux Grant (approx. 1.9 miles away); Monocan Indians Village of Pineville (Michaux) (approx. 2.5 miles away); The 1936 Virginia Prison Recordings (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Goochland.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USGovernmentNotable Buildings
 
Goochland County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
3. Goochland County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 806 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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