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074-5013 Prince George County Courthouse Historic District

Prince George County Courthouse Historic District
Photo credit: Calder Loth, 2022

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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 03/19/2003

NRHP Listing Date 06/23/2003

NRHP Reference Number 03000570

Prince George County Courthouse Historic District is one of the few remaining court house towns where one can readily see the classic assemblage of buildings that once characterized most of Virginia’s county seats. The first courthouse was built in 1810 and destroyed by Union troops in 1864. The present courthouse was built in 1867. It has had additions at various times as well as companion buildings including a clerk’s office and jail, both built about 1900, and two mid-20th-century office buildings. Memorials commemorating the Civil War, both World Wars, and the Korean and Vietnam conflicts are located on the courthouse green. An adjacent bungalow is now used for offices. Across the road from the courthouse are the brick F.L. Buren Store building, and the frame Victorian Buren House and outbuildings. Fortunately the construction of large county buildings well behind the Prince George County Courthouse Historic District has preserved the ambience of the original complex and made it available for compatible new uses.

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

Updated: October 11, 2022