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Warm Springs in Bath County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Early Bath County Courthouses

 
 
Early Bath County Courthouses Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, March 27, 2009
1. Early Bath County Courthouses Marker
Inscription.  Bath County was formed in 1790 from parts of Augusta, Botetourt, and Greenbrier counties. The county court first met here on 10 May 1791 at the house of John Lewis's widow Margaret, who donated two acres opposite the mineral baths for public use. The log jail, built in 1792, and the one-story stone courthouse, constructed in 1796, became inadequate by the 1830s. Citizen petitions to the General Assembly to move the court to nearby Germantown (present-day Warm Springs) or north to Cleek's Mill failed. Instead the dilapidated buildings were replaced with these brick structures in 1842. The court finally moved to Germantown in 1908 and the old site was advertised for sale as "ideally located for a fine Hotel at this wonderful watering place
 
Erected 1994 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number D-36.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 10, 1791.
 
Location.
This Marker (Leftmost) And Two Others image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
2. This Marker (Leftmost) And Two Others
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38° 3.182′ N, 79° 46.833′ W. Marker is in Warm Springs, Virginia, in Bath County. Marker is on U.S. 220. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warm Springs VA 24484, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Terrill Hill (here, next to this marker); The Rev. Dr. William H. Sheppard (here, next to this marker); Mary Johnston (approx. half a mile away); Overshoot Wheel (approx. 0.6 miles away); Waterwheel Restaurant Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Dinwiddie Mantle (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bath County Historical Society Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warm Springs.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 787 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 17, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on May 4, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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Oct. 7, 2022