Botetourt County

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Botetourt County is named for Norborne Berkeley, who was the Baron de Botetourt known as Lord Botetourt and who was the governor of the Virginia Colony from 1767 to 1770.

 

Created:  November 7, 1769

County Seat: 

Fincastle  1770 – present

 

County Courthouse –  Fincastle 

 

Location:  1 West Main Street / Roanoke Street

Built:  1972 – 1974

Style:  Modern Colonial

Architect:  Hinnant, Addison and Hinnant of Lexington

Contractor:  Montgomery Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located om landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The south front has a large portico with four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There are east and west wings. On the center of the roof is square white colored cupola with clock ad spite at the top. On the west side of the courthouse are the Old Jail, Old District Court and Extension Building.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1773 and the second courthouse was built by William Barton in 1818. The courthouse constructed by Smith & Stratton in 1848, burned in a fire on December 15, 1970. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $743,377.

 

See:  The architect, Hinnant, Adison & Hinnant of Lexington, designed courthouses in  Buena Vista, Grayson County and Shenandoah County.

 

District Court –  Fincastle 

 

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Location:  NE – East Back Street / Roanoke Street

Built:  1997 – 1988

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern

Contractor:  Martin Brothers Contractors, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The south front has a two story section at the west side with canopy at the entrance and high windows on the second story. Above is a clock with pitched roof. The west wing is one story with hipped roof and the east wings is large and has a hipped roof.

 

Courthouses: 

North  – Alleghany County and Rockbridge County

East    – Bedford County

South – Roanoke County

West   – Craig County and Alleghany County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Picture 1848 Courthouse

 

 

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Old Jail

 

 

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Old District Court

 

 

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Extension Building

 

 

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District Courts Building

 

 

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Photos taken 2013