Amelia County is named for Princess Amelia Sophia of Great Britain, who was the daughter of King George II.
Created: February 1, 1734
Pridesville 1735 – 1766
Dennisville 1766 – 1849
Amelia Court House 1849 – present
County Courthouse – Amelia Court House
Location: 16441 Court Street / Amelia Street
Built: 1923– 1924
Architect: Cooper Lai
Contractor: D P Bass.
Description: The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on a two acre square in the center of the village. The west front has a large portico supported by four large columns with a large pediment above. The entrance is framed with a small pediment above. The building extends east. The roof is hipped. On the west side is a modern two story addition. On the east side is the old jail.
Note: The previous courthouse was built in 1850.
E – Dinwiddie County
S – Nottoway County
Photos taken 2013