Nelson County Courthouse

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Nelson County Courthouse
Nelson Co Courthouse Dec 08.JPG
Nelson County Courthouse, December 2008
Nelson County Courthouse is located in Virginia
Nelson County Courthouse
Location Off U.S. 29, Lovingston, Virginia
Coordinates 37°45′35″N 78°51′29″W / 37.75972°N 78.85806°W / 37.75972; -78.85806Coordinates: 37°45′35″N 78°51′29″W / 37.75972°N 78.85806°W / 37.75972; -78.85806
Built 1810
Architect Varnum, George; Crostwait, Shelton
Architectural style Colonial
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 73002041 [1]
VLR # 062-0009
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 17, 1973
Designated VLR April 17, 1973[2]

Nelson County Courthouse is a historic courthouse located at Lovingston, Nelson County, Virginia within the Lovingston Historic District. The original building opened in 1810. It is a rectangular, two-story stuccoed brick structure, with two additions: one of ten feet attached to the rear of the original structure and the other is a large lateral wing across the rear of the first addition. Both of these additions were constructed in 1940. The original structure was partially remodeled in 1968. It contains one large courtroom with a spectator gallery towards the rear. It was the first public building to be built after Nelson County's organization in 1807.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]



  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form". Nelson County Courthouse. Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Historic Resources. 2008-11-21.  and Accompanying photo

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