Amelia County

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Amelia County is named for Princess Amelia Sophia of Great Britain, who was the daughter of King George II.

 

Created:  February 1, 1734

County Seat: 

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

Style:  Colonial

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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Powhatan County and Chesterfield County

E – Dinwiddie County

S – Nottoway County

W – Prince Edward County and Cumberland County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013