The Courthouses in Richmond

The Courthouses in Richmond (HMQJF)

Location: Henrico, VA 23228 Henrico County
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N 37° 37.727', W 77° 31.028'

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Growth and Consolidation

The 1752 Henrico Courthouse, a colonial-style brick structure, was built in Richmond in the middle of 22nd and East Main streets. The Declaration of Independence was read publicly for the first time from its steps on August 5, 1776. In 1824, the courthouse was in need of repair and a committee decided to completely rebuild the structure. It opened in November of 1825 and stood in the middle of 22nd Street like its predecessor. It was described as a building 70 by 46 feet, one story high, with gallery around the courtroom. It was made of brick and was fronted by a Doric portico with four columns. In 1843, the courthouse was dismantled and rebuilt on the corner of 22nd and East Main streets opening the road to traffic. This structure was damaged during the Civil War in the evacuation fire of April 1865. It was replaced in 1896 by a new courthouse designed to house all of the county's offices. Annexation by the City of Richmond expanded beyond the boundaries of the courthouse which made it necessary to declare the courthouse parcel part of Henrico in order to maintain its county jurisdiction.
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HM NumberHMQJF
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Year Placed1997
Placed ByCounty of Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 1:53am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 277874 N 4167609
Decimal Degrees37.62878333, -77.51713333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 37.727', W 77° 31.028'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 37' 43.62" N, 77° 31' 1.68" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4309-4351 E Parham Rd, Henrico VA 23228, US
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