Third Spotsylvania County Courthouse Site

Third Spotsylvania County Courthouse Site (HM187W)

Location: Spotsylvania, VA 22551 Spotsylvania County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 10.947', W 77° 37.295'

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This site was the location of the third Spotsylvania courthouse. In 1722 the first county court session was held at Germanna (now in Orange County) and a courthouse was built soon after. The court was relocated to Fredericksburg in 1732. In 1778 the General Assembly permitted the county to move the courthouse again to a more central location. The first court session was held here in 1781. The County courthouse, jail, pillory, stocks, and gallows were built, and a clerk's office and tavern were erected thereafter. A second courthouse, built in 1800, replaced the original. In 1837 it burned to the ground. and a replacement was built nearby at the present site of the Spotsylvania courthouse.
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HM NumberHM187W
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Marker NumberE-128
Year Placed2004
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 7:06pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 270384 N 4229307
Decimal Degrees38.18245000, -77.62158333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 10.947', W 77° 37.295'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 10' 56.82" N, 77° 37' 17.70" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7922-8242 Co Rd 648, Spotsylvania VA 22551, US
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