Chesterfield County Courthouse

Chesterfield County Courthouse (HMCU5)

Location: Chesterfield, VA 23832 Chesterfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 22.554', W 77° 30.41'

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This area, known originally as "Cold Water Run," is the site of the first Chesterfield County courthouse, erected in 1750. In 1917 it was demolished and replaced by a larger Georgian Revival brick building that served the county until the 1960s. The most famous trial here was that of seven Baptist preachers for breach of ecclesiastical law in 1773. In 1780-81, Governor Thomas Jefferson designated the courthouse village as a training post and encampment of all reinforcements for the Continental armies from the southern states.
HM NumberHMCU5
Marker NumberS 7
Year Placed1987
Placed ByDepartment of Conservation and Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 3:17pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 278035 N 4139522
Decimal Degrees37.37590000, -77.50683333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 22.554', W 77° 30.41'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 22' 33.24" N, 77° 30' 24.60" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10059-10111 Iron Bridge Rd, Chesterfield VA 23832, US
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