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Lynchburg is named for John Lynch, who started a ferry service at a ford across the James River to carry traffic to New London.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Bedford County

E – Amherst County

S – Campbell County

W – Bedford County

Independent City                                   State map highlighting Lynchburg

Created:  1870                                             


Courthouse – Lynchburg


Location:  900 Court Street / 9th Street

Built:  1954 – 1955

Style:  Modern Art Deco

Architect:  Joseph Everett Fauber Jr.

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces west and is a three story buff colored brick, concrete and stone structure. The building is located on Court Hill and descends the east slope. The west front has a high rectangular section with recessed entrance on the second story and polished stone with statue of Justice. The north and south wings are lower. The roof line is flat. 


Old Courthouse – Lynchburg



Location:  901 Court Street / 9th Street

Built:  1851 – 1855

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  William Ellison

Contractor:  Andrew Ellison


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick stucco-over brick and stone structure. The building is located at the summit of Court Hill. The east front has a large porch with four large columns easing to a pediment. On the roof is a large green colored dome with small open cupola at the top. The foundation is granite ashlar. The building was renovated. The architect was CJMW Architecture and the contractor was Jamerson-Lewis Construction.The building now houses the Lynchburg Museum. 


Juvenile Courthouse – Lynchburg



Location:  909 Court Street / 10th Street

Built:  2007 – 2009

Style:  Modern

Architect:  DMJM Design / Craddock-Cunningham Architectural Partners

Contractor:  Jamerson-Lewis Construction


Description:  The building faces east and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on Court Hill. The building is comprised of a structural steel frame with a composite concrete slab on a metal deck floor system with a concrete spread footing foundation. The east front has a high porch with four white colored columns rising to an extended canopy. The central entrance is recessed with glass panel walls rising above. The roof line is flat. The building is named as the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courthouse.


See:  The 24th Judicial Circuit includes Amherst CountyBedford CountyCampbell County and Nelson County.



Courthouse – Lynchburg









Old County Courthouse – Lynchburg

















Juvenile Courthouse – Lynchburg







Photos taken 2013