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

Sussex County Courthouse

 
 
Sussex County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, January 17, 2011
1. Sussex County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  
Begun 1825
Completed 1828

Built by Dabney Cosby
master brickmason under Thomas Jefferson
in the construction of the University of Virginia

Declared a National Historic
Landmark 1973-Exterior restored
by the Board of Supervisors and
the Independence Bicentennial
Commission of Sussex County
1975

 
Erected 1975 by The Independence Bicentennial Commission of Sussex County.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
 
Location. 36° 54.926′ N, 77° 16.789′ W. Marker is in Sussex, Virginia, in Sussex County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Courthouse Road (Virginia Route 735) and Thornton Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15080 Courthouse Road, Sussex VA 23884, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sussex County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Sussex County Confederate Monument
Sussex County Courthouse, c.1828 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, January 17, 2011
2. Sussex County Courthouse, c.1828
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(a few steps from this marker); Hunting Quarter Baptist Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Cattle (Beefsteak) Raid (approx. 5.4 miles away); History At Stony Creek (approx. 6.6 miles away); Nottoway River Crossings (approx. 6.8 miles away); Jones Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 7.2 miles away); Antioch Baptist Church (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sussex.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sussex County, Virginia. County website homepage (Submitted on January 18, 2011.) 

2. Sussex County Historical Society. Society website homepage (Submitted on January 18, 2011.) 

3. Sussex County Court House Historic District. Virginia Department of Historic Resources website entry (Submitted on January 18, 2011.) 
 
County Clerk's Office, c.1817 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, January 17, 2011
3. County Clerk's Office, c.1817
The plaster walls contain graffiti scribbled by Federal soldiers.
Adjacent Dillard House, c.1800 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, January 17, 2011
4. Adjacent Dillard House, c.1800
Nearby John Bannister House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, January 17, 2011
5. Nearby John Bannister House
Formerly used as a girl's school. During the Civil War, served as temporary Union headquarters and field hospital during the "Apple Jack" Raid of December 1864.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 647 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 18, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Jul. 4, 2022