Campbell County

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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: 

N – Lynchburg and Amherst County

E – Appomattox County and  Charlotte County

S – Halifax County and Pittsylvania County

W – Bedford County


Created:  November 5, 1781                  Map of Virginia highlighting Campbell County

County Seat: 

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

Style:  Modern

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 CircuitAn addition was constructed in 2009. The architect was Dewberry and the contractor was J E Jamerson of Appomattox.


See:  The 24th Judicial Circuit includes Judicial Circuit includes Amherst CountyBedford CountyLynchburg and Nelson County.


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