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

Westmoreland County (Va.) Public Buildings and Grounds

Label
Westmoreland County (Va.) Public Buildings and Grounds, 1811-1912 and undated
Title
Westmoreland County (Va.) Public Buildings and Grounds
Inclusive dates
1811-1912 and undated
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Westmoreland County (Va.) Public Buildings and Grounds, 1811-1912 and undated. The materials consist of reports, bills, proposals, orders and correspondence related to the courthouse, clerk's office, jail and other county buildings. Included are bills and correspondence for repairing and fireproofing the clerk's office, 1822-1900; contracts for constructing the courthouse, 1824-1848; bills, commissions, and reports related to the jail, 1811-1832; jail inspectors' reports, 1810-1912, undated; and sundry materials covering the time period 1821 through 1905, and concern a portraits of Lord Chatham and George Washington, landscaping the public square, preparation of a stone monument to Washington, and a petition for a bell
  • Of note is a small drawing of the proposed jail, 1825-1826. The sketch describes a two-story structure with a central staircase and gabled roof. The hand colored drawing shows thick, presumably masonry, walls and describes the dimensions of each room and the overall structure
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Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
Westmoreland County was named for the English county. It was formed from Northumberland County in 1653, and part of King George County was added in 1777.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Westmoreland County (Va.) Public Buildings and Grounds
Note
This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Westmoreland County
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
.25
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Westmoreland County Circuit Court
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001619594
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu ft.

Library Locations

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