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Dinwiddie County

Dinwiddie County is named for Robert Dinwiddie, who was the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 1751 to 1758.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Amelia County and Chesterfield County

E – Prince George County and Sussex County 

S – Greensville County and Brunswick County

W – Nottoway County

 

Created:  May 1, 1752                            Map of Virginia highlighting Dinwiddie County

County Seat: 

Dinwiddie  1752 – present

 

County Courthouse – Dinwiddie  

 

Location:  14008 Boydton Plank Road / Main Street

Built:  1995– 1997

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Hening Vest Coving Chenault Company

Contractor:  Gulf Seaboard General Contractors Inc. of Ashland

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a three story brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Dinwiddie. The front of the building has a large portico with three arches on the first story and four columns rising to a curved pediment at the roof line. The first story is white colored concrete and a wide horizontal white colored band runs above the second story windows. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County Circuit Court, County General District Court and County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit. 

 

Old County Courthouse – Dinwiddie  

 

 

Location:  14101 Boydton Plank Road / Route 619

Built:  1851– 1852

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Captain Jones.

Contractor:  Captain Jones

 

Description:  The building faces west and  is a two story yellow colored brick structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Dinwiddie to the south of the courthouse. The west front has a large portico with four Doric columns rising to a wide pediment which was built in 1933. Above the entrance is a small balcony. On the south side, there are one story wings on the east and west sides. The roof is hipped. In the interior, the courtroom is located on the second story. The building was renovated in 1858.

 

 

County Government Center – Dinwiddie  

 

Location:  14010 Boydton Plank Road / Courthouse Road

Built:  2017– 2019

Style:  Modern

Architect:  HBA Architecture & Interior Design

Contractor:  Armada Hoffler Construction

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two light red colored brick and concrete  structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Dinwiddie to the south of the courthouse. 

 

See:  The 11th Judicial Circuit includes Amelia County, Nottoway CountyPetersburg and Powhatan County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1752 and Dinwiddie was selected as the county seat. The first courts met near Petersburg. The first courthouse was built but burned in 1821. The second courthouse was a wood structure built in 1822 in Dinwiddie. The third courthouse was built in 1851 to 1852 and is still standing. The fourth and preset courthouse was constructed in 1995 to 1997 at a cost of $7,200,000.

 

 

County Courthouse – Dinwiddie 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old County Courthouse – Dinwiddie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2013