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

Old Courthouse

 
 
Old Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
1. Old Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  The courthouse was moved to Eastville in 1677, and court has been held here ever since. The old courthouse was built about 1731; from its door the Declaration of Independence was read, August 13, 1776. Militia barracks were here during the Revolution. Just behind the courthouse is the debtors' prison.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation Development Commission. (Marker Number WY-10.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & PoliticsNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 37° 21.21′ N, 75° 56.764′ W. Marker is in Eastville, Virginia, in Northampton County. Marker is at the intersection of Alt. US 13 and Willow Oak Road, on the left when traveling north on Alt. US 13. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eastville VA 23347, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Northampton County Court Green (a few steps from this marker); Debdeavon (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Monument - Eastville, VA (a few steps from this marker);
Old Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 17, 2013
2. Old Courthouse Marker
Northampton County Veteran's Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Northampton County Court Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Gingaskin Indian Reservation (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of the First Settler (approx. 0.3 miles away); Home of First Settler (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastville.
 
Old Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 17, 2013
3. Old Courthouse Marker
Northampton Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
4. Northampton Courthouse
Old Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 17, 2013
5. Old Courthouse Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 983 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   4. submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   5. submitted on October 11, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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