Alleghany County

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Alleghany County is named for Lenape Native American word meaning “fine river”.

 

Created:  June 5, 1822

County Seat: 

Covington  1822 – present

 

County Courthouse – Covington  

 

Location:  266 West Main Street / North Monroe Street

Built:  1910 – 1911

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  C A Robinson

Contractor:  George Leigh & Brothers

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story stone structure. The southeast front has a large portico with four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There are east and west wings which are lower than the main building. The second story windows are arched. On the southwest side is the large stone Alleghany County Jail.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1822. The second courthouse was constructed by H J Shomo and John Plunkett in 1877.

 

Note  – Within the county is the former independent city of Clifton Forge

 

Courthouses: 

N – Bath County

E – Rockbridge County and Botetourt County

S – Craig County and Monroe County, West Virginia

W – Greenbrier County, West Virginia

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013