Cumberland County

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Cumberland County is named for Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, who was the 3rd son of King George II of England.

 

Created:  January 1, 1748 

County Seat: 

Cumberland  1749 – present

 

County Courthouse – Cumberland  

 

Location:  1 Court House Circle / Foster Road

Built:  1818 – 1821

Style:  Federal

Architect:  William A Howard

Contractor:  William A Howard

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story red colored brick structure. The rectangular building is located on Courthouse Square with Clerk’s Office (1821), Jail (1823) and Administration Building (1966). The south front has a large Tuscan portico with four white colored columns rising to a wide pediment at the roof line. The recessed paneled double doors are framed by molded white colored trim and topped by a pediment and pulvinated frieze. The roof is hipped. The building was renovated in 1960 and an addition was constructed on the east side. The architect was Moseley Architects, Inc.

 

Note:  The architect followed the design established by Thomas Jefferson.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Cumberland County Courthouse

 

County Clerk’s Office – Cumberland  

 

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Location:  1 Court House Circle / Foster Road

Built:  1821 – 1822

Style:  Federal

Architect:  William A Howard

Contractor:  William A Howard

 

Description:  The building faces south and s a one story red colored brick structure. The building is located on Courthouse Square on the east side of the courthouse. The south front has a small portico with four octagonal white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The roof is hipped.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Fluvanna County and Goochland County

E – Powhatan County and Amelia County

S – Prince Edward County

W – Buckingham County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013