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Visit Mathews County and the Mathews County Historic Courthouse

Location: 27 Court Street / Church Street
Built: 1792 – 1795
Style: Federal
Architect: Richard Bilups
Contractor: Richard Bilups

Description: The building faces east and is a one story red colored brick structure. The “T” shaped building is located on the landscaped grounds at the northeast corner of the Courthouse Square with other county buildings in the center of Mathews. The east front has a central entrance with fanlight above. Above is a gabled roof with large fanlight. The west wing has dormers on the roof and the roof is hipped. The interior has woodwork and the former courtroom is located in the west wing. On the south side of the building is the Old Clerk’s Office designed and built by William H. Brown in 1859. Along the south side of the square are the County Office Building constructed in the 1950’s and Old County Jail, on the west side is the Sheriff’s Office built in 1792 as the jail and on the north side is the Public Library constructed in 1930.


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