Gloucester County

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Gloucester County is named for Henry Stuart, who was the Duke of Gloucester and third son of Charles I of Great Britain.

 

Created:  May 21, 1651

County Seat: 

Gloucester 1651 – present

 

County Courthouse – Gloucester 

 

Location:  7400 Justice Drive / Main Street

Built:  2000 – 2002

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Wiley and Wilson

Contractor:  Dobson Construction Corporation

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The south front has a projecting center section with arches on the first story and six columns rising from the second story to the top of the third story with pediment above at the roof line. A white colored cornice runs below the flat roof line. On the roof is a white colored cupola.

 

See:  The architect, Wiley and Wilson of Lynchburg, also designed courthouses in Charles City CountyLancaster County, Lunenburg CountyMiddlesex County.and Richmond County.

 

Old County Courthouse – Gloucester 

 

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Location:  Courthouse Square / Main Street

Built:  1766 – 1767

Style:  Georgian

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story red colored brick structure. The “T” shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the historic area. The south front has a large portico with four white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The windows are arched. The courtroom occupies the floor space of the building. The building was renovated in 1956. The architect was Carl M Lindner & Son and the contractor was Wray & Richardson.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Gloucester County Court House Square Historic District

 

Old County Courthouse – Gloucester 

 

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Location:  Main Street / Justice Drive

Built:  1981 – 1982

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Huff Morris Cox and Associates

Contractor:  RSouthwood Builders, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds on the south side of the new courthouse. The south front has a projecting center section with arched porch and entrance on the first story. The roof is hipped. The building served as courthouse from 1982 to 2002 and now contains county offices.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Middlesex County

E – Matthews County and Northampton County

S – York County and James City County

W – King and Queen County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013