The Resource Southampton County (Va.) Public Buildings and Grounds

Southampton County (Va.) Public Buildings and Grounds

Label
Southampton County (Va.) Public Buildings and Grounds, 1833-1834
Title
Southampton County (Va.) Public Buildings and Grounds
Inclusive dates
1833-1834
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Southampton County (Va.) Public Buildings and Grounds, 1833-1834. This series consists of orders, specifications, a bond, a report, and architectural floor plans for a two-story brick courthouse. The bond binds the craftsmen, Clements Rochelle and Jeremiah Cobb, to the governor for their construction services. The specifications spell out the dimensions, materials, and appointments of the new structure. The report is an account of the committee assigned to inspect the new structure for contractual compliance. The first and second floor plans indicate room layout, dimensions, and some court furniture
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Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Southampton County was formed in 1749 from Isle of Wight County. Part of Nansemond County was added in 1785.
  • The first Southampton County courthouse was erected in 1749 and was destroyed by fire in 1767. In 1804, a second courthouse was constructed for the locality. The present courthouse was completed in 1834. In 1924, the columned portico was added, and the entire building was remodled in 1960.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Southampton County (Va.) Public Buildings and Grounds
Note
This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Southampton County
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
  • 2
  • 6
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Southampton County Circuit Court
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001619796
Representative fraction of scale
No scale noted.
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
  • leaves;
  • pages.

Library Locations

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