Wise County Courthouse (Virginia)

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Wise County Courthouse
Wise County Courthouse - Front View.JPG
Wise County Courthouse
Wise County Courthouse (Virginia) is located in Virginia
Wise County Courthouse (Virginia)
Location VA 640,
Wise, Virginia
Coordinates 36°58′36″N 82°34′47″W / 36.97667°N 82.57972°W / 36.97667; -82.57972Coordinates: 36°58′36″N 82°34′47″W / 36.97667°N 82.57972°W / 36.97667; -82.57972
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1896 (1896)
Architect Frank P. Milburn; Gilliam & Flanary
Architectural style Renaissance
NRHP reference # 81000649[1]
VLR # 329-0001
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 2, 1981
Designated VLR October 21, 1980[2]

The Wise County Courthouse is located at 206 East Main Street in downtown Wise, Virginia. As well as being home to Wise County's judicial system, it also serves as the chief administrative building for the county. It was built in 1896 to replace a much smaller court building. The original courthouse was completed in 1858, two years after the formation of Wise County, but was destroyed by Union troops during the Civil War in 1864.[3] The current courthouse was designed in the Renaissance style of architecture.[4]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "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. ^ wisevahistoricalsoc.org
  4. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (October 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Wise County Courthouse" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo