Augusta County is named for Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, who was Princess of Wales between 1736 and 1751.
Surrounding County Courthouses:
Created: August 1, 1738
Staunton 1745 – present
County Courthouse – Staunton
Location: 1 East Johnson Street / South Augusta Street
Built: 1900 – 1901
Style: Beaux Arts
Architect: T J Collins & Son
Contractor: A F Withrow & Company
Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Staunton. The south front has a large portico with four columns rising to an ornate pediment at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a large dome topped with a lantern and statue of Justice. The second story windows are arched. An addition was added in 1939.
History: The first courthouse to stand on this site was a log house built in about 1745 but was soon replaced in 1748 by a larger second courthouse. The third courthouse was a log structure built in 1755, The fourth courthouse was a two story structure built by Anthony Mustoe in 1788. The fifth courthouse as a two story central block built in 1835.In 1900 the courthouse was razes when the sixth and present courthouse was constructed in 1901.
County District Court – Staunton
Location: 6 East Johnson Street / South Augusta Street
Built: 1951 – 1953
Description: The building faces north and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Staunton, The north front has a central glass entrance. With a projecting section rising above the roof line on the south side. The roof line is flat. The building is located across from the courthouse.
Note - Within the county is the independent city of Waynesboro
County Courthouse – Staunyon
Barristers Row – Staunton
County Distruct Court – Staunton
Photos taken 2013