Dinwiddie County

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Dinwiddie County is named for Robert Dinwiddie, who was the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 1751 to 1758.

 

Created:  May 1, 1752

County Seat: 

Dinwiddie  1752 – present

 

County Courthouse – Dinwiddie  

 

Location:  14008 Boydton Plank Road / Main Street

Built:  1995– 1997

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Hening Vest Coving Chenault Company

Contractor:  Gulf Seaboard General Contractors Inc. of Ashland

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a three story brick and concrete structure. The front of the building has a large portico with three arches on the first story and four columns rising to a curved pediment at the roof line. The first story is white colored brick and a wide horizontal white colored band runs above the second story windows. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The cost of construction was $7,200,000.

 

Old County Courthouse – Dinwiddie  

 

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Location:  14101 Boydton Plank Road / Route 619

Built:  1851– 1852

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Captain Jones.

Contractor:  Captain Jones

 

Description:  The building faces west and  is a two yellow colored brick story structure. The building faces west and was completed in 1852. The west front has a large portico with four Doric columns rising to a wide pediment which was built in 1933. Above the entrance is a small balcony. The roof is hipped. The building was renovated in 1858.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Amelia County and Chesterfield County

E – Prince George County and Sussex County 

S – Greensville County and Brunswick County

W – Nottoway County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013