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Stafford County Courthouse

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1922, Philip N. Stern; later additions. U.S. 1, Stafford
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

Stafford has been the county seat since 1715, and the town still clusters around the courthouse, though growth is apparent. Stafford County needed a new courthouse when the old one was demolished for a widening of U.S. 1. Stern, of Fredericksburg, followed the Virginia tradition with a pedimented, hexastyle, Roman Doric temple front.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Stafford County Courthouse", [Fredericksburg, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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