Charlotte County is named for Queen Charlotte, who was the wife of King George III of England.
Created: May 26, 1764
Charlotte Court House 1765 – present
County Courthouse – Charlotte Court House
Location: 125 David Bruce Avenue / Legrande Avenue
Built: 1821 – 1823
Style: Greek-Roman Revival
Architect: Thomas Jefferson
Contractor: John Percival
Description: The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and wood structure. The north front of the rectangular building has a large Truscan portico with four whitewashed stuccoed columns rising to a wide pediment at the roof line. There is a bell hanging from the pediment. The floor of the portico has decorative tiles. The widows have green colored shutters. The courtroom is located on the first story.
Note: The plans were drawn by Thomas Jefferson for the 1822 Buckingham County courthouse. The cost of construction of the courthouse was $5,362.61. The courthouse inspired the design of courthouses in Lunenburg County, Mecklenburg County and Nottoway County.
County Clerk’s Office – Charlotte Court House
Location: 111 Legrande Avenue / David Bruce Avenue
Description: The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick structure. The west front has a wide one story porch supported by four pillars. There are green colored shutters on the windows. The roof is hipped.
County Registrar’s Office – Charlotte Court House
Location: 115 Legrande Avenue / David Bruce Avenue
Style: Late Victorian
Description: The building faces west and is a one story red colored brick style structure. The west front has a large square projecting brick tower with steep green colored pyramidal roof. The entrance is recessed. There are green colored shutters on the windows. The roof is hipped. A molded water table, belt courses, frieze, and segmental and semicircular-arched openings are all executed in dark red colored brick and are suggestive of the Romanesque Revival style of architecture, popular for public buildings at the tum of the century.
E – Lunenburg County
Photos taken 2013