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Laurel in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

The Courthouse Today

Part of a Complex of Local Services

The Courthouse Today Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, January 13, 2011
1. The Courthouse Today Marker
Inscription.  The need to centralize the county’s government and to provide adequate jail facilities prompted local officials to take measures to build a new complex. A dedication of the new court facility at Parham and Hungary Spring roads took place in 1974. It was followed by the construction of the County Administration Building, Juvenile Court Center, and Human Services Building. In 1988, the Government Center in Eastern Henrico opened to provide services for a growing population.

In 1992, as stipulated in the original deed, ownership of the 1896 courthouse building at 22nd and East Main streets reverted to the heirs of the original owner because the property no longer served as the county’s Seat of Justice. The heirs sold it at auction later that year.
Erected 1997 by County of Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1974.
Location. 37° 37.725′ N, 77° 31.028′ W. Marker is in Laurel, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from
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Prince Henry Drive near East Parham Road. This panel is located outside of the Court Building at the Henrico Government Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4301 East Parham Road, Henrico VA 23228, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Courthouses in Richmond (here, next to this marker); The Early Courthouses in Varina (here, next to this marker); Henrico County (here, next to this marker); Laurel Historic District (approx. 1.1 miles away); Virginia Home for Boys (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bethlehem Baptist Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Outer Defenses (approx. 1.8 miles away); Skipwith Academy (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laurel.
More about this marker. On the left is a photo of "The present Henrico County Court facility was dedicated on December 2, 1974 (left). The ground breaking for the County Administration Complex took place in 1975 (inset). The County Manager’s office, the courts, and the jail remain centralized at their Parham Road location."

On the right is a photo of "The Eastern Government Center (right), was completed in 1988. The complex was created to offer essential services more conveniently to its citizens in the eastern part of the county. The School Board’s administrative offices are located here."
Courthouse Interpretive Plaza image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, January 13, 2011
2. Courthouse Interpretive Plaza
Henrico Courts Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, January 13, 2011
3. Henrico Courts Building
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 443 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 14, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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