The Resource Prince Edward County (Va.) Public Buildings and Grounds

Prince Edward County (Va.) Public Buildings and Grounds

Label
Prince Edward County (Va.) Public Buildings and Grounds, 1854-1875
Title
Prince Edward County (Va.) Public Buildings and Grounds
Inclusive dates
1854-1875
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Prince Edward County (Va.), Public Buildings and Grounds, 1854-1875. The materials consist of architectural drawings and specifications for the clerk's office (1854-1855), a petition for a new courthouse (1871-1872), and specifications and an agreement for the courthouse portico (1875)
  • The drawings and specifications for the clerk's office include a floor plan and design for letter presses to be used to store court documents
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Prince Edward County was named in honor of Edward Augustus, a son of Prince Frederick Louis, a grandson of George II, and a younger brother of George III. The county was formed from Amelia County in 1753. The county seat is Farmville.
  • The clerk's office depicted in the 1854 drawings is still standing and includes some of the letter presses originally designed for the building. The structure is known as the Worsham clerk's office because it stands in the village of Worsham, named after Branch Worsham, the first clerk of court in Prince Edward. The county seat moved to Farmville in 1872.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Prince Edward County (Va.) Public Buildings and Grounds
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Prince Edward County Circuit Court
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
  • 19
  • 2
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Prince Edward County Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001669868
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
  • p.,
  • leaves.

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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