Middlesex County Courthouse (Urbanna, Virginia)

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Middlesex County Courthouse
Middlesex County Courthouse (Urbanna, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Middlesex County Courthouse (Urbanna, Virginia)
Location Off VA 602, Urbanna, Virginia
Coordinates 37°38′9″N 76°34′34″W / 37.63583°N 76.57611°W / 37.63583; -76.57611Coordinates: 37°38′9″N 76°34′34″W / 37.63583°N 76.57611°W / 37.63583; -76.57611
Area less than one acre
Built 1745
Architectural style Colonial
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76002114[1]
VLR # 316-0002
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 21, 1976
Designated VLR June 15, 1976[2]

The Middlesex County Courthouse in Urbanna, Virginia was built starting in 1745. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1976. It has also been known as Old Middlesex County Courthouse and as Middlesex County Woman's Club.[1][3]

During the American Civil War, the building was used by Conferate troops and was shelled by Union gunboats, but was not much damaged. It has been used as a church. In 1948 it was "deconsecrated" and ownership was transferred to the Middlesex County Woman's Club. As of 1976 the building was used by that group as its headquarters and for community and private functions.[3] It is located in the Urbanna Historic District.

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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 Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission staff (June 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Old Middlesex County Courthouse / Middlesex County Woman's Club". Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and accompanying photo