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Galax is named for the Galax urceolata an evergreen groundcover plant found throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Grayson County and Carroll County

E – Carroll County

S – Carroll County and Grayson County

W – Grayson County

Independent City                                   State map highlighting Galax

Created:  December 6, 1953


Distrist Courthouse – Galax


Location:  353 North Main Street / Webster Street

Built:  1991 – 1992

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Echols-Sparger Architects (Spectrum Design ) in Marion

Contractor:  Nichols Construction of Tazewell.


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Galax. The west front has a projecting center section with a high portico with four red colored brick pillars. On the north and south sides of the front section are one story porches with entrances. The roof if hipped. The building houses the  General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of the 27th Judicial Circuit. 


Note:  The Circuit Court cf the 27th Judicial Circuit is housed in the Carroll County courthouse..


See:  The 27th Judicial Circuit includes Bland CountyCarroll County, Floyd County, Giles CountyGrayson County, Montgomery County, Pulaski CountyRadford and Wythe County.


History:  Before Galax became an independent city, it was part of Carroll County and Grayson County. In 1953, the first courthouse was a three story red colored brick building at 105 East Center Street which served the police and fire department. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1991 to 1992.



Municipal Building – Galax



Photos taken 2013