Rockbridge County

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Rockbridge is named for the natural rock arch found in the county.

 

Created:  October 20, 1777

County Seat: 

Lexington  1777 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Lexington 

 

Location:  2 South Main Street / Washington Street

Built:  1896 – 1897

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  William George McDowell

Contractor:  A F Withrow

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The northwest front has a recessed center section with central entrance on the first story and three large arched windows between columns on the second story with pediment above at the roof line. The sides of the building have slightly projecting center sections rising to pediments at the roof line. The base of the building is course stone and the roof is hipped. The building is now used for county offices.

 

Note:  A courthouse was constructed in 1778 by Samuel Lyle, John Lyle and Alexander Stuart and was replaced in 1787 by a courthouse constructed by William Brice. The 1787 courthouse was damaged by fire in 1796 and 1802 and was destroyed by fire in 1889.

 

County Courthouse – Lexington 

 

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Location:  20 South Randolph Street / Nelson Street

Built:  1907 – 1909

Style:  Modern

Architect:  BCWH Architects

Contractor:  Branch & Associates, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a three story red colored brick, stone, concrete and glass structure. On the south and west sides are entrances at the southwest corner with two white colored columns rising from the second story to the top of the third story with glass panels between and a large projecting header above. A horizontal belt runs above the first story and a cornice follows the flat roof line. The base of the building is stone facing.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Augusta County

E – Nelson CountyAmherst County and Bedford County

S – Botetourt County

W – Alleghany County and Bath County

 

Note  – Within the county is the independent city of Buena Vista

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013