Stafford County

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Stafford County is named for Staffordshire County in Great Britain.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Prince William County

E – Charles County, Maryland and King George County 

S – Spotsylvania County and Fredericksburg

W – Culpeper County, Faquier County and Prince William County


Created:  June 5, 1666                           Map of Virginia highlighting Stafford County

County Seat: 

Stafford  1666 – present


County Courthouse – Stafford  


Location:  1300 Courthouse Road / Jefferson Davis Highway

Built:  1922 – 1923

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Philip N Stern

Contractor:  Walter Snelling


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building forms part of the courthouse complex located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The east front has a large porch with six white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The recessed entrance is framed with white colored wood. The original building is rectangular with a white colored cupola with large square base on the center of the hipped roof. An addition was constructed in 1969. The contractor was Henry C Johnson. Another addition was added in 1977. On the west side is the new addition constructed in 1993.


Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1840 and was torn down in 1922.


County Administration – Stafford  




Location:  1300 Courthouse Road / Jefferson Davis Highway

Built:  1990 – 1001

Style:  Modern

Architect:  The Mosley Group

Contractor:  Centex Simpson Construction Company Inc.


Description:  The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The building is “L” shaped with a long north wing and east wing and with a smaller south wing on the west side. The west front has a one story porch at the entrance with large brick pillars and hipped roof. Along the top of the second story is a hipped roof with recessed third story. The roof is hipped. The architect was  and the contractor was




County Courthouse - 






















County Administration







Photos taken 2013