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059-0008 Middlesex County Courthouse

Middlesex County Courthouse
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VLR Listing Date 04/18/1978

NRHP Listing Date 11/21/1978

NRHP Reference Number 78003029

Conspicuously placed at a well-traveled intersection in the county seat village of Saluda, the 1852 Middlesex County Courthouse is a late example of the temple-form, arcaded-front court structures which were constructed as civic buildings in Virginia during the 19th century. Beginning with the 1704 Capitol in Williamsburg, the arcade has been a traditional architectural feature of Virginia public buildings. The Middlesex County seat was moved from Urbanna to Saluda in 1849, and John P. Hill was commissioned to erect this new courthouse. The building has since been enlarged, but its original section, occasionally serving a non-judicial function, is still clearly evident.

VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated: March 18, 2021