Craig County is named for Robert Craig, who was a Virginia state legislator and a United States Congressman from Virginia.
Created: March 21, 1851
New Castle 1851 – present
County Courthouse – New Castle
Location: 303 Main Street / Court Street
Built: 1851 – 1852
Style: Greek Revival
Architect: Scuyler W Smith
Contractor: Stokes Pusey & Company of Roanoke County
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 the city and is constructed of Femish bond brick. The southeast front has a large portico supported by four large white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There are one story wings on the north and south sides. Above the entrance is an octagonal white wood cupola with red colored roof. The courthouse followed the design of the Botetourt County Courthouse in Fincastle. On the north side is a red coloted brick annex. The building was renovated in 1999. The architect was MCA Martin, Company Architects Inc. On the northwest side is an addition constructed in 2005.
See: National Register of Historic Places – New Castle Historic District
West – Monroe County, West Virginia
Photos taken 2012