York County

US States / V-Z / Virginia / York County
1976VM13

York County is named for the City of York in Great Britain.

 

Created:  1634  ( one of the original 8 shires )

County Seat: 

Yorktown  1634 – present

 

County Courthouse – Yorktown  

 

Location:  300 Ballard Street / Church Street

Built:  1995 – 1997

Style:  Modern Colonial Revival

Architect:  HLM Design of Washington DC and Caro, Monroe & Liang PC of Newport News

Contractor:  W M Jordan Company, Inc. of Newport News.

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious grounds. The northeast front has an octagonal red colored brick portico with large arches. Behind the portico is an octagonal section rising above the roof line with high white colored cupola with green colored dome. The main section of the building runs east and west.

 

Old County Courthouse – Yorktown  

 

1991vm13

 

Location:  301 Main Street / Ballard Street

Built:  1954 – 1955

Style:  Modern Colonial Revival

Architect:  Clarence Forrer

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building face south and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The south front has three arches at the entrances. The east and west corner sections project. The roof is hipped with dormers. At the top of the roof is a narrow white colored cupola with gray colored dome. The building is known as “York Hall”.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1697. The second courthouse was built in 1733. The third courthouse was built by John Haviland in 1840. The fourth courthouse was built in 1875. The fifth courthouse constructed in 1955 resembles the design of the second courthouse.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Gloucester County

E – Poquoson and Hampton

S – Newport News and James City County

W – James City County

 

 

 

1977vm13

 

 

1978vm13

 

 

1979vm13

 

 

1980vm13

 

 

1981vm13

 

 

1982vm13

 

 

1984vm13

 

 

1983vm13

 

 

1986vm13

 

 

1975vm13

 

 

1992vm13

 

 

1994vm13

 

 

1993vm13

 

 

1989vm13

Photos taken 2013