Culpeper County

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Culpeper County is named for Thomas Culpeper, who was an English Lord.

 

Created:  March 23, 1748

County Seat: 

Culpeper  1749 – present

 

County Courthouse – Culpeper 

 

Location:  135 West Cameron Street / West Street

Built:  1872 – 1873

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Samuel Proctor

Contractor:  Samuel Proctor

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The south front has steps rising to a second story portico supported by four white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. Behind the pediment is a high square brick clock tower with octagonal cupola and steep green colored roof at the top. The second story windows are arched. On the north side is a modern rectangular three story red brick structure constructed in 1973 to 1974 which houses the courts. The roof line is flat. The main entrance is on Cameron Street.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1750 and was torn down in 1871.

 

Courthouses: 

North  – Rappahannock County and Fauquier County

East    – Stafford County and Spotsylvania County

South – Orange County

West   – Madison County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013