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Prince George County

Prince George County is named for Prince George of Denmark, who was the husband of Queen Anne of England.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Chesterfield CountyHopewell and Charles City County

E – Charles City County and Surry County

S – Sussex County

W – Dinwiddie County, Petersburg and Colonial Heights

 

Created:  August 28, 1702                      Map of Virginia highlighting Prince George County

County Seat: 

Chapall’s Creek  1702 – 1714

Bailley’s Creek    1714 – 1784

Prince George    1784 – present

 

County Courthouse – Prince George  

 

Location:  6601 Courts Drive / Laurel Spring Road

Built:  1988 – 1990

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Hening-Vest-Coving Architectural Corporation

Contractor:  Donohoc Construction Company, Inc..

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story brown colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Prince George. The west front has a projecting portico with four white colored columns rising to a semi-circular section at the peaked roof line. Along the north and south sides of the west front are long horizontal windows with peaked section along the sloped red colored roof. The building houses the County Circuit Court, County General District Court and County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court of the 6th Judicial District. 

 

Old County Courthouse – Prince George  

 

 

Location:  6604 Courthouse Road / Administration Drive

Built:  1882 – 1883

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  F B Leavenworth

Contractor:  J Chappall.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Prince George to the south of the courthouse. The south front of the building has an arcade on the first story with three large arches and recessed entrance with white colored wood frame. On the second story are vertical windows. The roof is hipped. An addition was constructed in 1929. The architect was Fred A Bishop and the contractor was Coupee Lai. On the west side is the one story red colored brick Clerk’s Office built in 1900. On the southeast side is the Commissioner of the Revenue and Treasurer’s Office built in 1935. On the west side is the Assessor’s Office built in 1921.

 

See:  The 6th Judicial Circuit includes Brunswick County, EmporiaGreensville County, Hopewell, Surry County and Sussex County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1702 and Chapal’s Creek was selected as the county seat. In 1714, the county seat was moved to Bailley’s Creek and the first courthouse was built in 1714. The county seat was moved to Prince George in 1784 and the second courthouse was built in 1810. The courthouse was destroyed during the Civil War in 1864. The third courthouse was built by John Tinsley in 1868. The fourth courthouse was constructed in 1882 to 1883 and is still standing. The fifth and present courthouse was constructed in 1988 to 1990.

 

County Administration Building – Prince George  

 

 

Location:  6602 Courts Drive / Laurel Spring Road

Built:  2002 – 2004

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Hening-Vest-Coving-Chenault Architectural Corporation

Contractor:  Kenbridge Construction Company Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story light brown colored brick and concrete structure. The long rectangular building is located on spacious grounds in the center of Prince George to the west f the courthouse. The main entrance along the east side has a recessed entrance on the first story and a large round window on the second story. Horizontal white colored bands run above and below the windows. The hipped roof is red colored.

 

 

County Courthouse – Prince George

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old County Courthouse – Prince George

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Administration Building – Prince George

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2013