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

Sussex County Courthouse

 
 
Sussex County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 17, 2011
1. Sussex County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.
Begun 1825
Completed 1828

Built by Dabney Cosby
master brickmason under Thomas Jefferson
in the construction of the University of Virginia

Declared a National Historic
Landmark 1973-Exterior restored
by the Board of Supervisors and
the Independence Bicentennial
Commission of Sussex County
1975

 
Erected 1975 by The Independence Bicentennial Commission of Sussex County.
 
Location. 36° 54.926′ N, 77° 16.789′ W. Marker is in Sussex, Virginia, in Sussex County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Courthouse Road (Virginia Route 735) and Thornton Square. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15080 Courthouse Road, Sussex VA 23884, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sussex County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Sussex County Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); The Cattle (Beefsteak) Raid (approx. 5.4 miles away); History At Stony Creek (approx. 6.6 miles away); Nottoway River Crossings (approx.
Sussex County Courthouse, c.1828 image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 17, 2011
2. Sussex County Courthouse, c.1828
6.8 miles away); Jones Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 7.2 miles away); Antioch Baptist Church (approx. 7.2 miles away); Prince George County / Sussex County (approx. 8.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sussex.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sussex County, Virginia. (Submitted on January 18, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Sussex County, Virginia Historical Society. (Submitted on January 18, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
3. Sussex County Court House Historic District (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on January 18, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
County Clerk's Office, c.1817 image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 17, 2011
3. County Clerk's Office, c.1817
The plaster walls contain graffiti scribbled by Federal soldiers.
Adjacent Dillard House, c.1800 image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 17, 2011
4. Adjacent Dillard House, c.1800
Nearby John Bannister House image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 17, 2011
5. Nearby John Bannister House
Formerly used as a girl's school. During the Civil War, served as temporary Union headquarters and field hospital during the "Apple Jack" Raid of December 1864.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 516 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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