Goochland County Courthouse

Goochland County Courthouse (HMC1Z)

Location: Goochland, VA 23063 Goochland County
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N 37° 40.963', W 77° 53.108'

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The present courthouse is the fourth to serve the county and the second to occupy this site. The building was erected in 1826 by Valentine Parrish, a Cumberland builder, and Dabney Cosby, a skilled Staunton brickmason who had worked for Thomas Jefferson at the University of Virginia. Jefferson's influence is seen in the Tuscan portico, full Tuscan entablature, temple form, and color scheme of red brick and white trim. The courthouse, together with the clerk's office, old jail, and original wall to exclude wandering cattle, exemplify a rural nineteenth century county seat.
HM NumberHMC1Z
Marker NumberSA 9
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 9:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 245578 N 4174530
Decimal Degrees37.68271667, -77.88513333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 40.963', W 77° 53.108'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 40' 57.78" N, 77° 53' 6.48" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2896-2904 River Rd W, Goochland VA 23063, US
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