Sussex County

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Sussex County is named for Sussex County in Great Britain.

 

Created:  November 1, 1754

County Seat: 

Sussex  1754 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Sussex  

 

Location:  15088 Courthouse Road / Princeton Road

Built:  1823 – 1824

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  Thomas Jefferson and Dobney Cosby, Sr.

Contractor:  Dobney Cosby, Sr.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored Flemish bond brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds with other one story buildings on the north and south. The east front has a projecting center section with three arched openings on the first story. There is a pediment with a large fanlight. On the roof is an open cupola with bell and a red colored roof. The red colored roof is hipped.

 

Note:  The Sussex Courthouse Complex includes the courthouse, Clerk’s Office ( 1924 ), County Office Building ( 1950 ), Jail and Dillard House ( 1800 ). The new courthouse is along the south side.

 

 See:  National Register of Historic Places – Sussex County Courthouse Historic District

 

County Courthouse – Sussex  

 

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Location:  15088 Courthouse Road / Princeton Road

Built:  1993 – 1995

Style:  Modern

Architect:  The Moseley McClintock Group

Contractor:  Kenbridge Construction Company Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The north front has a small portico with four columns with pediment on the second story. Along the north front is a one story porch with arched openings. The second story has square windows. The roof is hipped.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Surry County

E – Southampton County

S – Greensville County

W – Dinwiddie County and Prince George County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013