Clarke County

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Clarke County is named for George Rogers Clarke, who was a soldier from Virginia during the American Revolutionary War.

 

Created:  March 8, 1836

County Seat: 

Berryville  1836 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Berryville 

 

Location:  102 North Church Street / East Main Street

Built:  1837 – 1838

Style:  Colonial Revival and Neo-Classical

Architect:  David Meade

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored Flemish-bond brick structure. The west front has a large portico with four white columns rising to a wide pediment at the roof line. On the center f the roof is an octagonal cupola. The building has limestone ruble foundations. The building was damaged by fire in 1850 and was remodeled in 1851 iwhen the portico and cupola were added. An addition was added on the north side in the 1960’s.

 

County Courthouse – Berryville 

 

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Location:  102 North Church Street / East Main Street

Built:  1978 – 1979

Style:  Modern Colonial Revival

Architect:  J Everett Faubert

Contractor:  Rickett Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick structure. The west front has a large portico with four large columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There are lower east and west wings. The building is southeast of the old courthouse.

 

Courthouses: 

North  – Jefferson County, West Virginia

East    – Loudon County and Fauquier County

South – Warren County

West   – Frederick County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012