Wirt County

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Wirt County is named for William Wirt, who was a United States Attorney General.

 

Created:  January 19, 1848

County Seat: 

Elizabeth  1848 – present

 

County Courthouse – Elizabeth 

 

Location:  1 Court Street / Washington Street

Built:  1911 – 1912

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  B F Smith

Contractor:  Smith Fireproof Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story buff and brown colored brick and stone structure. The southwest front has a large portico with four white columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. A small balcony is above the first story entrance. There are short east and west wings at the front and rear of the building. On the center of the roof is a square cupola with large clock. Beside the cupola is a long dormer. The foundation is stone.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Wirt County Courthouse

 

Courthouses: 

N – Richie County

E – Calhoun County 

S – Roane County and Jackson County 

W – Wood County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012