Shenandoah County

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Shenandoah County is named for the Shenandoah River which flows through the county, and the name is derived from the Indian word meaning “daughter of the skies”.

 

Created:  March 24, 1772

County Seat: 

Woodstock  1772 – present

 

County Courthouse – Woodstock 

 

Location:  112 South Main Street / West Court Street

Built:  1974 – 1975

Style:  Modern Greek Revival

Architect:  Hinnant, Addison and Hinnant of Lexington

Contractor:  Central Valley Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of the city. The southeast front has a wide porch with four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line.  There is a northeast wing extending from the west side of the building. On the roof of the building is an octagonal cupola with steep sided dome. The roof is hipped.

 

See:  The architect, Hinnant, Adison & Hinnant of Lexington, designed courthouses in Botecourt County, Buena Vista and Grayson County..

 

District Court – Woodstock 

 

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Location:  215 Mill Road / Main Street

Built:  1974 – 1975

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Moseley Associates of Richmond

Contractor:  Nielsen Builders, Inc. of Harrisburg

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The west front has a projecting center section with concrete pillars and glass paneled walls. The entrances are on either side. The main building is red colored brick with a concrete pillar supporting an extending roof on either side of the building. The roof line is flat.

 

Old County Courthouse – Woodstock 

 

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Location:  NW – South Main Street / West Court Street

Built:  1795 – 1796

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Thomas Jefferson

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story limestone structure. The building is located in the center of the city. The southeast front has a large portico supported by four large columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. On the roof is a high octagonal cupola with spite shaped dome at the top. Additions were added in 1820, 1840 and 1885. The portico was constructed in 1927. The architect for the addition in 1929 was T F Schneider. The building was renovated in 2013. The architect was RRMM Architects and the contractor was Caldwell Santmyer.

 

Note: David Hoshour made the bricks for the courthouse and his son John Hoshour constructed the rear addition to house the clerk’s office in 1880. The original building was probably constructed using slave labor.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Shenandoah County Courthouse

 

County Administration – Woodstock 

 

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Location:  600 North Main Street / Mill Road

Built:  1933 – 1934

Style:  School

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete School style structure. The west front has a high portico supported by four pillars rising to a pediment. There is stone work above the windows.  The roof line is flat. The building served as the Woodstock High School and other school uses until 1994. In 1999, the building was renovated and a new section constructed on the east side. The architect was Miller Cupp Associates of Harrisburg and the contractor was Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc of Winchester.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Frederick County

E – Warren County and Page County

S – Rockingham County

W – Hardy County, West Virginia

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County District Court

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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County Administration

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2013