Preston County

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Preston County is named for James Patton Preston, who was a Governor of Virginia.

 

Created:  January 19, 1818

County Seat: 

Kingwood  1818 – present

 

County Courthouse – Kingwood 

 

Location:  101 West Main Street / South Price Street

Built:  1933 – 1934

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Johnson Construction Company of Beckley

Contractor:  Johnson Construction Company of Beckley

 

Description:  The building faces north and  is a two story structure. The building is constructed of pink sandstone quarried locally. The north front has a recessed central entrance on the first story. There is an entrance on the west side. There are vertical pilasters between the double windows. The roof line is flat.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Fayette County, Pennsylvania

E – Garrett County, Maryland

S – Tucker County

W – Barbour County, Taylor County and Monongalia County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012