Grayson County is named for William Grayson, who was a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1784 to 1787 and on of the first United States Senators from Virginia.
Created: November 7, 1792
Independence 1793 – present
Old County Courthouse – Independence
Location: 107 East Main Street / Independence Avenue
Built: 1908 – 1909
Architect: Frank Pierce Milburn of Washington, DC
Contractor: P O Shrake and E L Robbins of Grassy Creek
Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The south front has a central entrance on the first story with small portico with balcony on the second story. At each corner are large octagonal towers with steep roofs. The building is complete with Flemish gables, a hip roof, arched windows and spiral staircases. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds.
See: The architect Frank Pierce Milburn of Washington, DC.
See: National Register of Historic Places – Grayson County Courthouse
Note: The previous courthouse was built in 1850.
County Courthouse – Independence
Location: 129 Davis Street / Independence Avenue
Built: 1977 – 1979
Architect: Hinnant, Adison & Hinnant of Lexington
Contractor: Richard E Phillirri, Inc.
Description: The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building sits on the side of a hill overlooking the old courthouse to the south. The center section is white colored concrete with vertical pillars framing the large recessed windows and glass panel entrance. Wings on the east and west sides extend from the main building and have a wide concrete belt along the roof line and extending across the center section. he building was renovated in 2011. The architect was Encompas, IPS, Inc. and the contractor was Highlands Mechanical ASF Corporation.
E – Carroll County
Photos taken 2013