Galax is named for the Galax urceolata an evergreen groundcover plant found throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Surrounding County Courthouses:
E – Carroll County
W – Grayson County
Created: December 6, 1953
Distrist Courthouse – Galax
Location: 353 North Main Street / Webster Street
Built: 1991 – 1992
Architect: Echols-Sparger Architects (Spectrum Design ) in Marion
Contractor: Nichols Construction of Tazewell.
Description: The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Galax. The west front has a projecting center section with a high portico with four red colored brick pillars. On the north and south sides of the front section are one story porches with entrances. The roof if hipped. The building houses the General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of the 27th Judicial Circuit.
Note: The Circuit Court cf the 27th Judicial Circuit is housed in the Carroll County courthouse..
History: Before Galax became an independent city, it was part of Carroll County and Grayson County. In 1953, the first courthouse was a three story red colored brick building at 105 East Center Street which served the police and fire department. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1991 to 1992.
Municipal Building – Galax
Photos taken 2013