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Augusta County Courthouse

 
 
Augusta County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2022
1. Augusta County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  Augusta County, created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1738, was formally organized in 1745. Its original western boundary stretched “to the utmost limits of Virginia,” a claim that then ex- tended to the Pacific Ocean. The county court first met in a log courthouse that William Beverley built on his property here. John Madison served as the county’s first clerk of court from 1745 to 1778. Prominent regional architect T. J. Collins designed the current courthouse, the fifth on this site, in the Beaux-Arts and Neo-Classical Revival styles. The building, completed in 1901, was listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
 
Erected 2021 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number I-34.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureNotable BuildingsPolitical Subdivisions. A significant historical year for this entry is 1738.
 
Location. 38° 8.916′ N, 79° 4.335′ W. Marker is in Staunton, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Johnson
Augusta County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2022
2. Augusta County Courthouse Marker
This view is of Johnson Street. Marker is on the courthouse lawn. The courthouse is out of frame on the left.
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Street and South Augusta Street, on the left when traveling east on East Johnson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 E Johnson St, Staunton VA 24401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roll of Honor (a few steps from this marker); Augusta County World War I Memorial Tablet (a few steps from this marker); Korean and Viet Nam Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Augusta County (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Alexander Humphreys (within shouting distance of this marker); T. J. Collins & Son (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. William Fleming (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staunton.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Entry. Excerpt:
The building has a two-story, four-bay central portico, with one-bay hyphens connecting to one-bay wings on either side, a domed cupola, with extensive ornamentation on the pediments and the capitals of the yellow, pressed brick columns. The entrances are on the hyphens, rather than the central pavilion, with a stone belt course around the entire structure. Design follows the Beaux Arts architectural style.

Its historical significance is in its unique architecture, as well as its history and records, some dating back to the Colonial era.
(Submitted on October 23, 2022.) 
 
Augusta County Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2022
3. Augusta County Courthouse and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2022, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 23, 2022, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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Feb. 8, 2023