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

Chesterfield County Courthouse

 
 
Chesterfield County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2009
1. Chesterfield County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. This area, known originally as "Cold Water Run," is the site of the first Chesterfield County courthouse, erected in 1750. In 1917 it was demolished and replaced by a larger Georgian Revival brick building that served the county until the 1960s. The most famous trial here was that of seven Baptist preachers for breach of ecclesiastical law in 1773. In 1780-81, Governor Thomas Jefferson designated the courthouse village as a training post and encampment of all reinforcements for the Continental armies from the southern states.
 
Erected 1987 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number S 7.)
 
Location. 37° 22.554′ N, 77° 30.41′ W. Marker is in Chesterfield, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Iron Bridge Road (Virginia Route 10) and Wagners Way, on the right when traveling west on Iron Bridge Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chesterfield VA 23832, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Magnolia Grange (within shouting distance of this marker); Chesterfield Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Apostles of Religious Liberty
Chesterfield County Courthouse Marker on Iron Bridge Road (facing west). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2009
2. Chesterfield County Courthouse Marker on Iron Bridge Road (facing west).
(within shouting distance of this marker); Pocahontas State Park (approx. 3.7 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps - Company 2386 (approx. 4 miles away); CCC Camp Site (approx. 4 miles away); Dividends for the Future (approx. 4.2 miles away); Drewry’s Bluff Defences (approx. 4.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chesterfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Chesterfield Historical Society - Historic Sites. The 1917 Courthouse. (Submitted on June 1, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Chesterfield Historical Society - Historic Sites. The Chesterfield County Museum. (Submitted on June 1, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Chesterfield Historical Society - Historic Sites. Virtual Tour of the Old Jail filmed in October 2006. (Submitted on June 1, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USColonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
Chesterfield County 1917 Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2009
3. Chesterfield County 1917 Courthouse
Chesterfield County Museum housed in a reconstruction of the 1750 Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 31, 2009
4. Chesterfield County Museum housed in a reconstruction of the 1750 Courthouse.
The Old Jail at Chesterfield Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2009
5. The Old Jail at Chesterfield Courthouse
Chesterfield and Manchester Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2009
6. Chesterfield and Manchester Confederate Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,015 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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