Bowling Green in Caroline County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Honorable J. Peyton Farmer Circuit Courthouse
was officially designated as
"The Honorable J. Peyton Farmer Circuit Courthouse"
by the Caroline County Board of Supervisors on
September 9, 2014
James Peyton Farmer was a distinguished jurist who devoted his long and accomplished legal career to serving his native county. After graduating from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, he returned to his hometown of Bowling Green to begin his legal practice in 1959. In 1961, he was appointed Commonwealth's Attorney for Caroline County where he served until 1969. He was appointed to the bench in 1969 as Caroline County's Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge.
Judge Farmer was selected to fill a General District Court vacancy in 1982. In 1990, he became the first person from Caroline County to be elected by the Virginia General Assembly to serve as a Circuit Court Judge of the 15th Judicial Circuit. He retired from the bench in 1999 and served as a substitute Circuit Judge until 2008.
He was a highly respected judge noted for his fairness and kindness
passed away on November 13, 2013 at the age of 80.
Erected 2014 by The Caroline County Board of Supervisors.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical date for this entry is September 9, 2014.
Location. 38° 3.08′ N, 77° 20.788′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Virginia, in Caroline County. Marker is on Courthouse Lane west of Ernie Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 North Main Street, Bowling Green VA 22427, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Caroline County World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Caroline Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Caroline County, Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); Campaign of 1781 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1864 Union Occupation of Bowling Green (about 300 feet away); Caroline County Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Star Hotel (about 300 feet away); Town of Bowling Green (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowling Green.
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