Chesterfield County

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Chesterfield County is named for Philip Stanhope, who was the 4th Earl of Chesterfield and was the former British Secretary of State.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Goochland CountyHenrico County and Richmond

E – Charles City CountyHopewellPrince George County and Colonial Heights

S – Colonial HeightsPetersburgDinwiddie County and  Amelia County

W – Amelia County and Powhatan County

 

Created:  May 25, 1749                                      Location of Chesterfield Court House, Virginia

County Seat: 

Chesterfield Court House   1749 – 1870

Manchester ( Richmond )   1870 – 1876

Chesterfield                        1876 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Chesterfield

 

Location:  10011 Iron Bridge Road / Wagner Way

Built:  1916 – 1917

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  J T Skinner

Contractor:  Vaughan Construction Company of Shawsville

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and wood Colonial Revival style structure. The building is located on the landscaped grounds of the Courthouse Square in the center of Chesterfield and is a “T” shape. The south front has a large portico with four white colored columns rising to a pediment with fanlight at the roof line. The recessed entrance is framed with white colored wood and with a small pediment above. On the center of the roof is an octagonal open sides belfry with bell and white colored dome.

 

Note:  The courthouse is a replica of the 1749 courthouse which stood of the site of the present building. Surrounding the courthouse are the 1889 Clerk’s Office, the 1828 Clerk’s Office and the 1892 old jail.

 

County Courthouse – Chesterfield

 

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Location:  9500 Courthouse Road / Iron Bridge Road

Built:  1988 – 1990

Style:  Modern

Architect:  The Moseley Group

Contractor:  Kenbridge Construction Company, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a one story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Chesterfield. The northwest front has a large portico supported by four large concrete columns rising to a pediment with fanlight at the roof line. A porch runs on either side of the portico supported by columns. The roof is hipped.The architect was and the contractor was . An addition was constructed in 2003. The architect was Moseley Architect and the contractor was Kenbridge Construction Company, Inc..

 

County Juvenile and Domestic Courthouse – Chesterfield

 

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Location:  7000 Lucy Corr Boulevard / Iron Bridge Road

Built:  1999 – 2001

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Moseley, Harris & McClintock

Contractor:  Kenbridge Construction Company, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Chesterfield. The south front has a one story projecting center section with white colored columns between glass windows and with projecting square sections at each end. On the second story is a center white colored section with pediment above. The roof is hipped.

 

History:  The first courthouse was a rectangular brick structure built by John Booker in 1749. The courthouse was burned by the British in 1781 but the courthouse was repaired. A wing was built in 1805 and the building was demolished inn 1917. The third courthouse was constructed in 1817 to 1919 and is still standing. The fourth courthouse was constructed in 1988 to 1990.

 

County Administration – Chesterfield

 

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Location:  9901 Lori Drive / Mimms Drive

Built:  1978 – 1980

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Wiley & Wilson

Contractor:  Kenbridge Construction Company, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a five story and here story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Chesterfield. The building is comprised of a five story concrete structure with flat roof on the east side and a three story red colored brick and concrete structure on the west side. Both buildings are joined by an atrium. The architect was and the contractor was Kenbridge Construction Company Inc.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Chesterfield

 

 

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County Courthouse – Chesterfield

 

 

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County Juvenile and Domestic Courthouse – Chesterfield

 

 

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County Administration – Chesterfield

 

 

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Photos taken 2013