Middlesex County is named for Middlesex County in the United Kingdom.
Created: September 29, 1674
Stormont 1674 – 1745
Urbana 1748 – 1849
Saluda 1849 – present
Old County Courthouse – Saluda
Location: NE – School Street / Gloucester Road
Built: 1852 – 1853
Style: Colonial Revival
Architect: John P Hill
Contractor: John P Hill
Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The south front has three large arches along the front and arches at either end of the arcade. There is a pediment at the roof line and the roof is hipped. On the east side is the Woodward Building constructed in 1966. That building has a similar arcade and wide pediment at the roof. The two buildings are connected by a one story arcade. On the east side is the old jail built by William R Jones.
Note: John P. Hill was builder of the courthouse building and was paid $1.010.95 out of a sheriff’s levy of taxpayers to provide for that purpose.
County Courthouse – Saluda
Location: 73 Bowden Street / New Street
Built: 2003 – 2007
Architect: Wiley and Wilson of Lynchburg
Contractor: Carle Beale, Ritchie Curbow Construction
Description: The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The south front has a small central one story portico with arches. The center section of the building projects from the main building and has a hipped roof. The east and west wings have fat roof lines. Along the front of the first story are arches.
Old County Courthouse – Urbana
Location: SW – Virginia Street / Cross Street
Built: 1745 – 1748
Architect: John Rodes, Jr.
Contractor: John Rodes, Jr.
Description: The building faces north and is a one story structure. The building is now the Middlesex County Woman’s Club.
N – Lancaster County
W – Essex County
Photos taken 2013