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Warren County

Warren County is named for Joseph Warren, who was a general during the American Revolutionary War.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Frederick County and Clarke County

E – Fauquier County and Rappahannock County

S – Page County

W – Shenandoah County

 

Created:  March 9, 1836                         Map of Virginia highlighting Warren County

County Seat: 

Front Royal   1836 – present

 

County Courthouse – Front Royal  

 

Location:  1 East Main Street / Royal Avenue

Built:  1935 – 1936

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  Alan J Saville

Contractor:  Peters Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story field stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Front Royal. The north front has a two story center section with three arches on the first story and gabled roof. On east and west sides are lower two story wings. On the center of the roof is a square white colored cupola with open top section. In the interior, a vestibule leads to the interior corridor linking the east and west wings. The west wing stairs ascend to the second story courtroom with paneled double doors. The courtroom, extends out over the first story arcade on the north side. The judge’s bench is at the north side of the chamber which has stained oak wainscoting, sand finished plaster walls, high ceiling and oak pews. The building houses the County Circuit Court, County General District Court and County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of the 26th Judicial District. The building is a Public Works Administration project. In 1979, an addition was constructed on the east side to connect with the County Jail.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Warren County Courthouse

 

See:  The 26th Judicial Circuit includes Clarke CountyFrederick County, Harrisburg, Page County, Rockingham CountyShenandoah County and Winchester.

 

History:  The county was created in 1836 and Front Royal was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a two story brick structure built in 1836, was torn down to make way for the second and present courthouse constructed in 1935 to 1936 at a cost of $50,000.

 

 

County Courthouse – Front Royal   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2012