Rappahannock County

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Rappahnnock County is named for the Rappahannock River, which name comes from the Algonquin word “lappihanne” meaning “river of quick rising water” or  “where the tide ebbs and flows”.

 

Created:  February 8, 1833

County Seat: 

Washington  1833 – present

 

County Courthouse – Washington 

 

Location:  238 Gay Street / Porter Street

Built:  1834 – 1835

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Malcolm F Crawford

Contractor:  Malcolm F Crawford

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The west front has four white colored vertical pilasters with a central framed entrance. With small pediment above. There is a large fanlight on the pediment at the roof line and behind rises a large square white colored cupola. The building is rectangular and is located on spacious grounds with the old Clerk’s Office and other buildings.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Fauquier County

E – Culpeper County

S – Madison County

W – Page County and Warren County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2013