Old Isle of Wight Courthouse

Old Isle of Wight Courthouse (HMO16)

Location: Smithfield, VA 23430 Isle of Wight County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 58.91', W 76° 37.922'

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Smithfield served as the county seat from 1752 to 1801. The Old Isle of Wight Courthouse was built in 1752. Constructed by William Rand, it is one of Virginia's few surviving colonial structures and is notable for having a semicircular apse with a conical roof, reflective of the Colonial Capitol in Williamsburg. Converted into a residence in 1812, the courthouse was acquired by the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities in 1938 and restored to its original appearance. A nearby house was converted into a tavern for the courthouse village by Rand around 1756; it was modified and enlarged over the years and is now known as the Smithfield Inn.
HM NumberHMO16
Marker NumberK 316
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 354748 N 4094101
Decimal Degrees36.98183333, -76.63203333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 58.91', W 76° 37.922'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 58' 54.60" N, 76° 37' 55.32" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 132 Main St, Smithfield VA 23430, US
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