Giles County

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Giles County is named for William branch Giles, who was a member of the United States House of Representatives and the Virginia General Assembly.


Created:  January 6, 1806

County Seat: 

Pearisburg  1806 – present


County Courthouse – Pearisburg 


Location:  120 North Main Street / Wenonah Avenue

Built:  1836 – 1837

Style:  Federal

Architect:  Thomas Mercer

Contractor:  Thomas Mercer


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story dark red colored brick and wood structure. The south front has a portico supported by four thin columns rising to a pediment at the second story. The entrance is arched. There are lower east and west wings. On the center of the roof is an octagonal cupola with green dome. The building has a hip roof. A three story rear section was constructed in 1900 on the north side.. The building was renovated in 2005. The architect was HDH Associates of Christiansburg and John P Cone, Jr. and the contractor was Thor, Inc. of Roanoke. The project manager was Mason B Montgomery. On the east side is the Sheriff Residence. On the north side is a one story modern Courts Building.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Giles County Courthouse



N – Summers County, West Virginia and Monroe County, West Virginia

E – Craig County, Montgomery County and Pulaski County

S – Bland County

W – Mercer County, West Virginia























Photos taken 2012