Middlesex County Courthouse (Saluda, Virginia)

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Middlesex County Courthouse
Middlesex County Courthouse (Saluda, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Middlesex County Courthouse (Saluda, Virginia)
Location Jct. of U.S. 17, Saluda, Virginia
Coordinates 37°36′23″N 76°35′42″W / 37.60639°N 76.59500°W / 37.60639; -76.59500Coordinates: 37°36′23″N 76°35′42″W / 37.60639°N 76.59500°W / 37.60639; -76.59500
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1852
Built by Hill,John P.; Jones,William R.
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 78003029[1]
VLR # 059-0008
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 21, 1978
Designated VLR April 18, 1978[2]

The Middlesex County Courthouse in Saluda, Virginia was built in 1852. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1978. The courthouse building "is a late but significant example of the arcaded-plan courthouse which had its precedent in Virginia's colonial courthouses and earliest civic buildings."[3]

The NRHP listing included three contributing buildings: the courthouse, a clerk's office, and a jail. And it included one other contributing structure, which is a Confederate Civil War monument.[1][3]

John P. Hill was builder of the courthouse building and was paid $1.010.95 out of a sheriff's levy of taxpayers to provide for that purpose. William R. Jones was builder of the jail.[3]:3

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission staff (March 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Middlesex County Courthouse". Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and accompanying photo