Bath County

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Bath County is named for the city of Bath in England.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Highland County

E – Augusta County and Rockbridge County

S – Alleghany County

W – Greenbrier County, West Virginia and Pocahontas County. West Virginia

 

Created:  December 14, 1790                Map of Virginia highlighting Bath County

County Seat: 

Bath                  1791 – 1908

Warm Springs  1908 – present

 

County Courthouse – Warm Springs 

 

Location:  Courthouse Hill Road / Old Mill Road

Built:  1913 – 1914

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  T J Collins & Son

Contractor:  Falls City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building sits on Courthouse Hill on landscaped grounds in the center of Warm Springs. The south front has a large porch with six large white columns rising to a wide pediment at the roof line. The central entrance is framed. On the center of the roof is a high square white colored cupola with green colored dome. The main section of the building has a central arched window on the second story and gabled roof. An addition was added on the north side in 1980.

  

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

 

See:  The contractor Falls City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky.

 

History: The first courthouse was a one story log structure erected in Bath in 1796. The second courthouse was a brick structure built in 1842. The county seat was moved to Warm Springs in 1908 and the third courthouse was constructed. The architect was Frank P Milburn and the contractor was Phipps & Cooper. The courthouse was destroyed by fire on November 22, 1912. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1913 to 1914.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Warm Springs

 

 

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Photos taken 2012