The boundaries of the Gloucester Downtown Historic District extended in a linear fashion on either side of Main Street in Gloucester Court House. Originally established as the Town of Botetourt in 1769, Gloucester Court House has its roots as the site of one of Virginia’s earliest courthouses, first established at this site ca 1680. The geographic and architectural anchor lies at the western end of the district in the Gloucester County Court House Square Historic District, centered around the Georgian style courthouse (the county’s third, constructed in 1766). The historic downtown residential and commercial area that makes up the remainder of the Gloucester Downtown Historic District dates primarily from the 19th and 20th centuries. Two individually listed properties highlight the eastern end of Main Street in the district: the Gloucester Woman’s Club and the T.C. Walker House.
Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark