Greensville County

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Greensville County is named for Richard Grenville, who was the leader of the Settlement on Roanoke Island in 1585, or for Nathaniel Greene, who was a Major General of the Continental Army.

 

Created:  October 16, 1780

County Seat: 

Emporia  1781 – present

 

County Courthouse – Emporia

 

Location:  337 South Main Street / Hicksford Avenue

Built:  1831 – 1832

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  Daniel Lynch

Contractor:  Daniel Lynch

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story white colored Flemish bond brick structure. The west front has a large Tuscan portico with six Ionic columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The roof is hipped with a small octagonal cupola. The north and south wings are lower and have balustrades running along the roof line. In 1907, the portico was added. In 1934, the rear wing was added giving the building an “H” shape. The building was renovated in 1961 and 1997.

 

Note:  The Courthouse Complex consist of the courthouse, the Clerk’s Office on the south side and the Administrator’s Office on the north side, which is two former commercial building; the Greensville Bank ( 1900 ) and the Virginia Public Dervice Building ( 1907 ).

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Greensville County Courthouse Complex

 

County Clerk’s Office – Emporia

 

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Location:  337 South Main Street / Hicksford Avenue

Built:  1894 – 1895

Style:  Georgian

Architect:  Reuben Sherriff

Contractor:  Southern Fireproof Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and  is a one story white colored Flemish bond brick structure. The building faces west and was completed in 1894. The building is part of the Courthouse complex and is located on the south side of the courthouse. The west front has a small portico with two square pillars at the entrance. The roof is hipped.

 

N – Dinwiddie County and Sussex County

E – Sussex County and Southampton County

S – Northampton County, North Carolina

W – Brunswick County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013