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

Washington County Courthouse

 
 
Washington County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 14, 2011
1. Washington County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. Three earlier courthouses stood on this site, the first constructed about 1800. The present Washington County courthouse was completed in 1868, replacing the 1850 building burned by a Union soldier in Dec. 1864. The only new courthouse built in Virginia during Reconstruction, it features four Greek Doric columns and an Italianate cornice and tower. A Civil War monument located in the courtyard was unveiled on 10 May 1907 to commemorate the men who served from Washington County. Dedicated on 4 July 1919, a Tiffany stained-glass window above the courthouse entranceway honors those who served in World War I.
 
Erected 2000 by Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-55.)
 
Location. 36° 42.738′ N, 81° 58.207′ W. Marker is in Abingdon, Virginia, in Washington County. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 11) west of Court Street NE. Click for map. The marker is located on the front lawn of the Washington County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 191 East Main Street, Abingdon VA 24210, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Black’s Fort (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Landon Boyd (approx.
Wide view of the Washington County Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 14, 2011
2. Wide view of the Washington County Courthouse and Marker
0.2 miles away); The Virginia Creeper (approx. ¼ mile away); Governor John B. Floyd (approx. ¼ mile away); Stonewall Jackson Female Institute (approx. ¼ mile away); Barter Theatre (approx. 0.3 miles away); Martha Washington College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Abingdon (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Abingdon.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Washington County Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 29, 2011
3. Washington County Confederate Monument
1906 bronze by Frederick William Sievers (1872–1966) stands 8 feet high on an 11 foot base with a 5 foot high relief plaque on the front of the granite base and a 6 foot plaque on the rear. Monument was dedicated in 1907.
Washington County Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 29, 2011
4. Washington County Confederate Monument
The inscription on the base reads “1861–1865. To the Confederate soldiers of Washington County Virginia. Erected May 30, 1907”
Washington County Confederate Monument Front Relief image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 29, 2011
5. Washington County Confederate Monument Front Relief
“Pro Patria” — For their country. “Fortiter et Recte” — With strength and right. Shield reads “Virginia” with the state seal “Sic Semper Tyrannis” — Thus always to tyrants.
Washington County Confederate Monument Rear Relief image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 29, 2011
6. Washington County Confederate Monument Rear Relief
“Amor Patrię” — Love of country. Inscribed on the granite above relief, “Our mothers, wives, daughters and sisters.”
The World War I Tiffany Studio stained-glass Memorial Windows image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 14, 2011
7. The World War I Tiffany Studio stained-glass Memorial Windows
Dedicated: To the Men and Women of Washington County Who Answered the Call of Duty in the Way of Right and Liberty
Washington County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 29, 2011
8. Washington County Courthouse
Sign on Courthouse Wall image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 29, 2011
9. Sign on Courthouse Wall
“Built in 1869 to replace the courthouse of 1850 built on this site. Burned during the Stoneman Raid – Dec. 15, 1964. (15)” You can see this sign on the previous photograph, on the front wall all the way to the right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 396 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   7. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   8, 9. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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