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Warm Springs in Bath County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The County Seat of Bath

 
 
The County Seat of Bath Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
1. The County Seat of Bath Marker
Inscription. After 112 years in buildings near the Warm Springs mineral baths a mile northeast, the Bath County Court moved to this site in 1908. The architect, Frank P. Milburn, predicted the new courthouse would be “an honor and ornament to Bath County for generations.” It contained a central rotunda with exhibit space, a fire- proof vault, and elaborate facilities for jurors including overnight rooms with “nice single iron beds” and toilets. The building burned in 1912, but the county records dating from 1791 onward survived with the loss of only one order book left outside the vault overnight. In 1914 a new, Classical Revival-style courthouse, designed by T. J. Collins and Son, was completed on the same foundation. An addition doubled its size in 1980.
 
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number D-35.)
 
Location. 38° 2.754′ N, 79° 47.367′ W. Marker is in Warm Springs, Virginia, in Bath County. Marker is on County Route 619 west of U.S. 220, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warm Springs VA 24484, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mary Johnston (approx. 0.2
The County Seat of Bath and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
2. The County Seat of Bath and Marker
miles away); Early Bath County Courthouses (approx. 0.7 miles away); Terrill Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Rev. Dr. William H. Sheppard (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Turnpike Movement in Virginia, 1825-1835 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Life at the Tollhouse (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Virginia Springs Resorts (approx. 1.3 miles away); Settlement on Warm Springs Mountain (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Warm Springs.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Bath County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
3. Bath County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 527 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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