Middlesex County

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Middlesex County is named for Middlesex County in the United Kingdom.

 

Created:  September 29, 1674

County Seat: 

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

 

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Location:  73 Bowden Street / New Street

Built:  2003 – 2007

Style:  Modern

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.

 

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

 

Old County Courthouse – Urbana

 

Location:  SW – Virginia Street / Cross Street

Built:  1745 – 1748

Style:  Modern

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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lancaster County

E – Northampton County

S – Mathews County, Gloucester County and King and Queen County

W – Essex County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013