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Augusta County

Augusta County is named for Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, who was Princess of Wales between 1736 and 1751.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Rockingham County

E – Albemarle County and Nelson County

S – Rockbridge County

W – Bath County, Highland County and Pendleton County, West Virginia

Surrounds Independent Cities – Staunton and Waynesboro

 

Created:  August 1, 1738                       Map of Virginia highlighting Augusta County

County Seat: 

Staunton  1745 – present

 

County Courthouse – Staunton  

 

Location:  1 East Johnson Street / South Augusta Street

Built:  1900 – 1901

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  T J Collins & Son

Contractor:  A F Withrow & Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Staunton. The south front has a large portico with four columns rising to an ornate pediment at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a large dome topped with a lantern and statue of Justice. The second story windows are arched. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 25th Judicial Circuit. An addition was added in 1939.

 

See: The architect T J Collins & Son also designed the courthouses in Bath County and Rockingham County.

  

County District Courts Building – Staunton  

 

 

Location:  6 East Johnson Street / South Augusta Street

Built:  1951 – 1953

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Staunton across from the courthouse. The north front has a central glass entrance. With a projecting section rising above the roof line on the south side. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of the 25th Judicial Circuit. The building is named as the District Courts Building.

 

See:  The 25th Judicial Circuit includes Alleghany County, Augusta County, Bath CountyBotetourt CountyBuena Vista, Clifton Forge, Covington, Craig County, Highland County, Lexington, Rockbridge CountyStaunton and Waynesboro.

 

History:  The county was created in 1738 and Staunton was selected as the county seat in 1745 when the county was organized. The first courthouse to stand on this site was a log house built in about 1745 but was soon replaced in 1748 by a larger log second courthouse. The third courthouse was a log structure built in 1755. The fourth courthouse was a two story structure built by Anthony Mustoe in 1788. The fifth courthouse was a two story central block built in 1835. In 1900 the courthouse was razed when the sixth and present courthouse was constructed in 1901. District Court Building was constructed in 1951 to 1953.

 

Note:  Within the county are the independent cities of Staunton and Waynesboro.

 

 

County Courthouse – Staunyon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barristers Row – Staunton

 

 

 

 

County District Courts Building – Staunton 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2013