Frederick County Court House

Frederick County Court House Winchester Virginia


Stock #: 40411
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Winchester
State: Virginia (VA)
County: Winchester (city)
Publisher: Asheville Post Card Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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This stately building typical of the old-time seat of local government in Virginia was erected in 1840. It occupies nearly the same spot as the first courthouse built 1745 - 51 by colonel James Wood, first County Clerk, on land dedicated to the public use by Thomas Lord Fairfax. the original building was about forty feet square and was constructed of logs dovetailed at the ends. It was repaired grounds there used to be a five-foot wall and within were whipping post and pillory, significant of two forms of punishment then in use.

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