Wythe County

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Wythe County is named for George Wythe, who was the first Virginian to sign the Declaration of Independence.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Bland County

E – Pulaski County

S – Carroll County and Grayson County

W – Smyth County

 

Created:  December 1, 1789                  Map of Virginia highlighting Wythe County

County Seat: 

Wytheville   1790 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Wytheville   

 

Location:  215 South Fourth Street / West Spring Street

Built:  1900 – 1902

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Frank P Milburn

Contractor:  J E Parrish

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building sits on a low hill which descends on the north side in the center of Wytheville. The northeast front has a projecting center section with a large portico with four columns rising to a wide pediment at the roof line. There is a wide balcony on the second story. On the center of the roof is a large square dome dome with clock and gold colored roof at the top. The building is used for county offices.

 

See:  The architect Frank Pierce Milburn of Washington, DC.

 

County Judicial Center – Wytheville   

 

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Location:  225 South Fourth Street / West Spring Street

Built:  1997 – 1999

Style:  Modern

Architect:  J A Gibson & Associates

Contractor:  Swope Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Wytheville with the ciurthouse to the southwest across the plaza. The front has wide steps ascending to a large portico with four columns rising to a large portico at the roof line. The building is “L” shaped with a south west wing extending behind the District Court Building. The roof line is flat. The building is named as the Law enforcement and Judicial Center.

 

County District Court – Wytheville   

 

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Location:  245 South Fourth Street / West Spring Street

Built:  1973 – 1974

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Smithey & Boynton of Roanoke

Contractor:  Richard E Phillippi Inc. of Wytheville

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Wytheville with the courthouse on the west side. The southwest front has an arcade with five arches and recessed entrance. The roof line is flat. The building served as the Circuit Court Building and became the District Court Building. An addition was added in 1982. The architect and contractor was Burwil Construction Company Inc. of Bristol, Tennessee. The old 1818 courthouse bell is housed in the County District Court Building.

 

History:  The previous courthouse was designed and built by James Toncray in 1818. The building was razed in 1900 when the 1900 courthouse was constructed.

 

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County Courthouse – Wytheville

 

 

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County Judicial Center – Wytheville

 

 

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County District Court – Wytheville

 

 

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Bell from 1818 County Courthouse

Photos taken 2013