“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Manassas is the home of the fifth Prince William County Courthouse. The list includes marker links for all five Prince William County Courthouses in sequence from the first through the fifth.
The First Courthouse of Prince William County Marker image, Touch for more information
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
The First Courthouse of Prince William County Marker
1Virginia, Prince William County, Woodbridge — The First Courthouse of Prince William County
One hundred and fifty yards east of this spot stood the first courthouse of Prince William County organized in 1731. This monument erected by the Bicentennial Committee of Prince William County, September 25, 1931, was presented to the people of the . . . Map (db m2339) HM
2Virginia, Prince William County, Aden — G-17 — Second Prince William County Courthouse Reported missing
In 1743, the second Prince William County Courthouse was built near here along Cedar Run, replacing the first county courthouse in Woodbridge. After the creation of Fairfax County, the Cedar Run location, owned by Philemon Waters, became the center . . . Map (db m2487) HM
3Virginia, Prince William County, Nokesville — 35 — Cedar Run Court House Site
Second Prince William Court House 1742 - 1760Map (db m4163) HM
4Virginia, Prince William County, Dumfries — Prince William County Court HouseDumfries — 1760 - 1822 —
Forty yards southerly of this spot stood the third court house of Prince William County. The brick in this monument came from the foundation of this old court house, and was donated present owners of said court house lot.Map (db m2274) HM
5Virginia, Prince William County, Brentsville — 41 — Brentsville
Fourth seat of the Prince William County government. Courthouse, jail, Episcopal Chapel, and White House were built in 1822 on land originally part of the Brent Town tract confiscated from Robert Bristow, a Tory, in 1779. ♦ St. James . . . Map (db m780) HM
6Virginia, Prince William County, Manassas — CL-5 — Fifth Prince William County Courthouse
The city of Manassas originated in 1852 at the junction of the Manassas Gap and the Orange & Alexandria railroads. During the Civil War the junction’s strategic significance led to two important battles nearby. After the war, as the community grew, . . . Map (db m778) HM
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Jan. 29, 2023