Carroll County Courthouse (Virginia)

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Carroll County Courthouse
Carroll County Courthouse and Confederate Monument
Carroll County Courthouse (Virginia) is located in Virginia
Carroll County Courthouse (Virginia)
Carroll County Courthouse (Virginia) is located in the US
Carroll County Courthouse (Virginia)
Location 515 Main St., Hillsville, Virginia
Coordinates 36°45′58″N 80°44′12″W / 36.76611°N 80.73667°W / 36.76611; -80.73667Coordinates: 36°45′58″N 80°44′12″W / 36.76611°N 80.73667°W / 36.76611; -80.73667
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1870
Architect Coltrane, Col. Ira
NRHP reference # 82004549[1]
VLR # 237-0001
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 8, 1982
Designated VLR September 15, 1981, October 18, 2004[2]

The Carroll County Courthouse is a historic county courthouse located at Hillsville, Carroll County, Virginia. It was built between 1870 and 1875, and is a two-story brick building with a gable roof. It features a two-story, pedimented portico in the Doric order. The building is topped by an octagonal cupola. The courthouse was the scene of the famous Hillsville massacre of March 14, 1912, in which five persons, including the presiding judge, were killed in a courtroom battle.[3]

The courthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

Carroll County Historical Society and Museum[edit]

The Carroll County Historical Society and Museum is located in the historic courthouse. The museum is focused on the heritage and culture of Carroll County, and includes early Native American and Civil War artifacts. The Society also offers tours of the historic building.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission staff (September 1981). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Carroll County Courthouse" (PDF). Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. Retrieved 2011-01-15.  and Accompanying photo at Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission

External links[edit]

Virginia State Historical Marker at the courthouse.