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Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Norfolk County Court House

 
 
Norfolk County Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, November 12, 2007
1. Norfolk County Court House Marker
Inscription. Begun 1845, occupied 20 July 1846. The architect, Wm. R. Singleton, a Portsmouth native, also designed the old Norfolk City Court House. This building stands on one of the four corners dedicated for public use in 1752 by Lt. Col. William Crawford, founder of Portsmouth. The site was formerly occupied by the clerk's office when an earlier Court House, occupied in 1803, stood on the Northeast corner, opposite.
 
Erected 1961 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number Q-8-N.)
 
Location. 36° 50.127′ N, 76° 18.062′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Court Street and High Street, on the left when traveling north on Court Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); The 1846 Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Towne Square (within shouting distance of this marker); The Commodore Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Trinity Church (about 300 feet away, measured
The Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, November 12, 2007
2. The Courthouse
in a direct line); Court Street Baptist Church (about 400 feet away); Monumental Methodist Church (about 500 feet away); Portsmouth Public Library (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Virginia Historic Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, November 12, 2007
3. Virginia Historic Landmark
Portsmouth-Norfolk County Court House has been registered as a Virginia Historic Landmark pursuant to the authority vested in the Virginia Historic Landmark Commission Act of 1966
Norfolk County Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 12, 2014
4. Norfolk County Court House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 857 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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