Lancaster County

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Lancaster County is named for the City of Lancaster in the United Kingdom.

 

Created:  1651

County Seat: 

Lancaster  1851 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Lancaster 

 

Location:  8265 Mary Ball Road / Courthouse Road

Built:  1860 – 1861

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Edwin O Robinson

Contractor:  Edwin O Robinson

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and wood structure. The south front has a large portico with four white colored columns rising to a pediment with fanlight at the roof line. The central entrance is framed with white colored wood. On the roof is a high white colored cupola.  An addition was constructed on the north side in 1937.

 

County Courthouse – Lancaster 

 

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Location:  8265 Mary Ball Road / Courthouse Road

Built:  2008 – 2010

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Wiley and Wilson of Lynchburg

Contractor:  David A Nice Builders

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The south front has a portico with four white columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The central entrance is framed with white colored wood. The east and west wings angle out from the main building. On the roof is an octagonal white colored cupola. The roof is hipped. The building is northwest from the old courthouse and is named as the Lancaster County Judicial Center.

 

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

 

Courthouses: 

N – Northumberland County

E – Northumberland County and Accomack County

S – Middlesex County

W – Richmond County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013