The Early Courthouses in Varina

The Early Courthouses in Varina (HMQJE)

Location: Henrico, VA 23228 Henrico County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 37.727', W 77° 31.031'

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Establishment of Justice

During the 1620s, Henrico court meetings were referred to as the Court of Upper Charles City. After the establishment of the county in 1634, the gentlemen justices of Henrico assembled for their monthly sessions either at the home of one of their members or at a local meeting place such as a tavern or church. By 1640, the Henrico Court was meeting in Varina, and in 1680, Varina "where the court house is" was designated a town by the General Assembly. The first courthouse was described as a wood frame structure built on blocks which underwent major repairs in 1688. Sometime between 1688 and 1749, the next building was erected. Henrico courthouses remained at or near the same site just east of Dutch Gap until 1752 when the court moved to the new town of Richmond.
Year Placed1997
Placed ByCounty of Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 2:19pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 277870 N 4167609
Decimal Degrees37.62878333, -77.51718333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 37.727', W 77° 31.031'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 37' 43.62" N, 77° 31' 1.86" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4309-4351 E Parham Rd, Henrico VA 23228, US
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