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Brentsville in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brentsville Courthouse

1822 - 1893

 
 
Brentsville Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 5, 2020
1. Brentsville Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  This building served as the fourth courthouse for Prince William County. For seventy years, county business including trials, paying taxes, and voting occurred in this building and on its steps. Auctions, including the buying and selling of slaves, were held here as well. After the county seat moved to Manassas in 1893, the courthouse was converted into the Prince William Academy from 1897 - 1909. The building was then used as a community center and office space until restored and opened to the public as a museum in 2007.
 
Erected 2020 by Prince William Resolves Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCharity & Public WorkEducationGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1822.
 
Location. 38° 41.382′ N, 77° 29.981′ W. Marker is in Brentsville, Virginia, in Prince
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William County. Marker is on Bristow Road (Virginia Route 619) 0.2 miles west of Izaak Walton Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12239 Bristow Rd, Bristow VA 20136, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brentsville Jail (here, next to this marker); The Public Lot (here, next to this marker); County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); County Jail (here, next to this marker); Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre (here, next to this marker); Brentsville (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Brentsville (within shouting distance of this marker); One-Room School (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brentsville.
 
Additional keywords. Human trafficking
 
Brentsville Courthouse and Brentsville Jail markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 5, 2020
2. Brentsville Courthouse and Brentsville Jail markers
National Register of Historic Places plaque nearby image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 5, 2020
3. National Register of Historic Places plaque nearby
Prince William County Historical Commission Plaque nearby image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 5, 2020
4. Prince William County Historical Commission Plaque nearby
Virginia Landmarks Register plaque nearby image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 5, 2020
5. Virginia Landmarks Register plaque nearby
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 5, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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