Prince William County

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Prince William County is named for Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, who was a son of King George II of Great Britain.

 

Created:  February 1, 1727

County Seat: 

Dumfries    1760 – 1822

Brentville    1822 – 1894

Manassas  1894 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Manassas  

 

Location:  9248 Lee Avenue / Grant  Avenue

Built:  1893 – 1894

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  James C Teague and Philip Thornton Marye of Norfolk and Newport News

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story dark red colored brick and red colored structure. The south front has a projecting square tower with arched entrance on the first story. There is a small balcony on the third story of the tower and above is an octagonal red colored cupola with clock and red colored dome. The second story windows are narrow and arched.

 

County Courthouse – Manassas  

 

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Location:  9311 Lee Avenue / Peabody Street

Built:  1982 – 1984

Style:  Modern

Architect:  LCB Architects

Contractor:  LF Jennings.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story dark red colored brick and concrete structure. The building forms an “L” shape with a south wing and a west wing. The main entrance is located on the northeast side of the junction of the two wings with vertical brick pillars on either side, rising to the roof line. The windows are horizontal. The roof line is flat. A buff colored brick addition was added on the north side in 2008. The architect was Moseley Architects  

 

Courthouses: 

North  – Loudon County and Fairfax County

East    – Charles County, Maryland

South – Stafford County and Fauquier County

West   – Fauquier County

 

 

 

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