Greene County

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Greene County is named for Nathanael Greene, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War.


Created:  January 24, 1838

County Seat: 

Stanardsville  1838 – present


County Courthouse – Stanardsville  


Location:  22 Court Street / Ford Avenue

Built:  1838 – 1839

Style:  Roman Temple

Architect:  William Donoho and William B Phillips

Contractor:  William Donoho and William B Phillips


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and wood structure. The north front has a large portico supported by four Tuscan columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The entrance is framed with white colored wood trim White colored pilasters are at the corners. There is a gable roof with a white colored cupola. In 1927 and 1928, the front portico was constructed. A fire in 1979 destroyed the interior, but the exterior remained intact. On the east side is the old jail and on the west side is the Clerk’s Office ( 1938 ).


Note:  The courthouse was built by William B Phillips, who was a master builder of Thomas Jefferson and the plans followed the Jefferson design for courthouses as did the courthouse in Page County. The land was donated by Captain William Standard.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Greene County Courthouse


County Administration – Stanardsville  




Location:  20 Celt Road / Main Street

Built:  1981 – 1982

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces east and is a one story light red colored brick and concrete structure. The east front has a projecting center section with central entrance. The green colored roof is hipped.



N – Madison County

E – Orange County

S – Albemarle County

W – Rockingham County and Page County
































Photos taken 2013