Augusta County

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Augusta County is named for Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, who was Princess of Wales between 1736 and 1751.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Rockingham County

E – Albemarle County and Nelson County

S – Rockbridge County

W – Bath County,  Highland County and Pendleton County, West Virginia


Created:  August 1, 1738                       Map of Virginia highlighting Augusta County

County Seat: 

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.


See: The architect T J Collins & Son also designed the courthouses in Bath County and Rockingham County.


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

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


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