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

Third Spotsylvania County Courthouse Site

 
 
Third Spotsylvania County Courthouse Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 4, 2013
1. Third Spotsylvania County Courthouse Site Marker
Inscription. This site was the location of the third Spotsylvania courthouse. In 1722 the first county court session was held at Germanna (now in Orange County) and a courthouse was built soon after. The court was relocated to Fredericksburg in 1732. In 1778 the General Assembly permitted the county to move the courthouse again to a more central location. The first court session was held here in 1781. The County‘s courthouse, jail, pillory, stocks, and gallows were built, and a clerk’s office and tavern were erected thereafter. A second courthouse, built in 1800, replaced the original. In 1837 it burned to the ground. and a replacement was built nearby at the present site of the Spotsylvania courthouse.
 
Erected 2004 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-128.)
 
Location. 38° 10.947′ N, 77° 37.295′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Lake Anna Parkway (Bypass Virginia Route 208), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22551, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Penny’s Tavern Site (approx. 1.7 miles away); Batter Up: Spotsylvania Yellow Jackets
Third Spotsylvania County Courthouse Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 4, 2013
2. Third Spotsylvania County Courthouse Site Marker
(approx. 2 miles away); Maryland Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away); Zion Methodist Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Forever young, (approx. 2.1 miles away); Education in Spotsylvania County (approx. 2.1 miles away); Stubbs School (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Good Hope Colored School (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Spotsylvania.
 
More about this marker. There is a pull-off for the marker but no access to the former courthouse site and no indication of where it might be. Lake Anna Parkway is a relatively new road that straightened Courthouse and Block House Roads and removed the dog-leg in Route 208 between Post Oak and Snell.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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