Rockingham County

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Rockingham is named for the Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, who was a Prime Minister of Great Britain.

 

Created:  October 20. 1777

County Seat: 

Harrisonburg  1777 – present

 

County Courthouse – Harrisonburg 

 

Location:  Courthouse Square / Market Street

Built:  1896 – 1897

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  T J Collins & Son

Contractor:  W E Spiers

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story buff colored rough cut stone structure. The building is located on the landscaped grounds of Courthouse Square in the center of the city. The south front has a one story stone porch with three arches and one arch on each side. The second story has a balcony with square stone tower rising to five stories with clock and green colored dome and statue of Justice at the top. The hipped roof is red colored. The building was renovated in 1931. The architect was C H Hinnant of Lynchburg and the contractor was Harrisburg Building & Supply Company. The building was further renovated in 1993 to 1994. The architect was The Mosely-McClintock Group and the contractor was Nielsen Construction Company, Inc.

 

Note:  Previous courthouses were constructed in 1833 and 1874.

 

See: The architect T J Collins & Son also designed the courthouses in Augusta County and Bath County.

 

Judicial Center – Harrisonburg 

 

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Location:  80 Courthouse Square / West Market Street

Built:  1991 – 1993

Style:  Modern

Architect:  McClintock & Associates of Harrisburg and I V Harris & Associates, Inc. of Virginia Beach

Contractor:  Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. of Winchester

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story buff colored stucco and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of the city on the west side of the courthouse. The main entrance is located on the northeast corner with a recessed porch supported by one tall pillar. Along the east and north sides are arches on the first story, The windows are small. The red colored roof is hipped. The building houses the District Court and is located across from the courthouse along Courthouse Square.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Hardy County, West Virginia, Shenandoah County and Page County

E – Page County, Greene County and Albemarle County

S – Augusta County

W – Pendleton County, West Virginia

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Picture 1833 Courthouse

 

 

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Picture 1874 Courthouse

 

 

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County Judicial Center

 

 

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Photos taken 2013