Campbell County is named for William Campbell, who was a general during the American Revolutionary War and was at the Battle of Kings Mountain in 1780.
Surrounding County Courthouses:
W – Bedford County
Created: November 5, 1781
Rustburg 1783 – present
Old County Courthouse – Rustburg
Location: 800 Village Highway / Rails End Lane
Built: 1848 – 1851
Style: Greek Revival
Architect: John Wills and Commissioners
Contractor: Lindsay Shoemaker (Shumaker).
Description: The building faces southeast and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Rustburg to the norteast of the courthouse. The building is “T” shaped with the south front having a large portico with four white colored Doric columns rising to a wide pediment at the roof line. Stairs ascend to the second story entrance which is framed with white colored wood. On the center of the roof is an octagonal cupola with green colored dome. The roof is hipped. The former courtroom is located on the first story.
See: The contractor, Lindsay Shoemaker (Shumaker) also constructed the courthouse in Pittsylvania County.
See: National Register of Historric PLaces – Campbell County Courthouse
County Courthouse – Rustburg
Location: 732 Village Highway / Highway 501
Built: 1990 – 1991
Architect: Craddock Cunningham Architectural Partners of Lynchburg
Contractor: Coleman/Adams of Lynchburg
Description: The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Rustburg. The west front has a projecting one story center section with two brick pillars supporting a canopy. The roof of the entrance section is pyramidal. The north and south sections rise to wide white colored pediments at the flat roof line. The first story windows are large. The building houses the County Circuit Court, County General District Court and County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of the 24th Judicial Circuit. An addition was constructed in 2009. The architect was Dewberry and the contractor was J E Jamerson of Appomattox.
History: The county was created in 1781 and Rustburg was selected as the count seat in 1783. The county officers met in buildings in New London the former county seat of Bedford County. A meeting was held at the home of Micajah Terrell in 1873 and the county seat was established at Rustburg. The first courthouse was built by Patrick Gibson in 1783 to 1785 at a cost of 2,356 pounds of tobacco. John Wills, John G Meem, Chiswell Dabney, Odin G Clay, Samuel Tardy, Josiah Shepperson, and Richard Morgan were appointed commissioners to select a location and adopt a plan for building the new courthouse in 1846. The second courthouse was built in 1847 to 1851 at a cost of $7,000 and the old courthouse was sold. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1990 to 1991.
Old County Courthouse - Rustburg
County Courthouse – Rustburg
Photos taken 2013