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Smithfield in Isle of Wight County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Law & Politics in 18th Century Isle of Wight

 
 
Law & Politics in 18th Century Isle of Wight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
1. Law & Politics in 18th Century Isle of Wight Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1750 and 1751, this building was the center of law and politics in Isle of Wight County until 1800, when the seat of county government was moved to its current location, seven miles south of Smithfield.
 
Location. 36° 58.905′ N, 76° 37.918′ W. Marker is in Smithfield, Virginia, in Isle of Wight County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 258) and South Mason Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Smithfield VA 23430, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Isle of Wight Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Ivy Hill Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Isle of Wight County War Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph W. Luter, III (approx. 0.4 miles away); Smithfield (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Smithfield (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Smithfield (approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing); Liquid Maze (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Smithfield.
 
More about this marker. The background watercolor depicts 18th century activities around the Courthouse. On the left
Butler house ca. 1812 image. Click for full size.
2. Butler house ca. 1812
Around 1812, Dr. Robert Butler ingeniously constructed his home over and around the old courthouse, without altering or enlarging the original brick walls.
is a photograph of the house that removed during restoration of the Courthouse. It carries the caption, "Around 1812, Dr. Robert Butler ingeniously constructed his home over and around the old courthouse, without altering or enlarging the original brick walls."
 
Also see . . .
1. Isle of Wight Courthouse. Preservation Virginia (Submitted on September 22, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Old Isle of Wight Courthouse (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on September 22, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraPolitics
 
Old Isle of Wight Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
3. Old Isle of Wight Courthouse
Old Isle of Wight Courthouse image. Click for full size.
National Register of Historic Places
4. Old Isle of Wight Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 527 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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