King and Queen Courthouse Green Historic District

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King and Queen Courthouse Green Historic District
KING AND QUEEN COURTHOUSE GREEN HISTORIC DISTRICT.jpg
King and Queen Courthouse, April 1971
King and Queen Courthouse Green Historic District is located in Virginia
King and Queen Courthouse Green Historic District
King and Queen Courthouse Green Historic District is located in the United States
King and Queen Courthouse Green Historic District
LocationJct. of Allen Circle and Courthouse Landing Rd., NW of Shacklefords, at King and Queen Court House, near Shacklefords, Virginia
Coordinates37°40′12″N 76°52′44″W / 37.67000°N 76.87889°W / 37.67000; -76.87889Coordinates: 37°40′12″N 76°52′44″W / 37.67000°N 76.87889°W / 37.67000; -76.87889
Area11.5 acres (4.7 ha)
Built1864 (1864)
Architectural styleLate 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements, Late Victorian, Federal
NRHP reference #98001162[1]
VLR #049-5001
Significant dates
Added to NRHPSeptember 24, 1998
Designated VLRJune 17, 1998[2]

King and Queen Courthouse Green Historic District is a national historic district located at King and Queen Court House, near Shacklefords, King and Queen County, Virginia. It encompasses eight contributing buildings, seven contributing structures, and two contributing objects in the county seat of King and Queen County. The district includes a small courthouse compound with a courthouse, clerk's office, and county jail (partially delineated by a brick wall), a granite monument and brick wall, a hotel / tavern building, a school, a specialty store building (currently used to house state offices), and a residence on the site of another hotel and tavern.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[1]

Confederate Monument[edit]

The granite obelisk (pictured) was erected in 1913 and is located on the old court house grounds. The monument displays various symbols of the war and the below inscription:[4]

To The Confederate Soldiers
And Sailors of King and Queen
County Virginia 1861-1865
Fate Denied Them Victory But Gave
Them The Love And Veneration Of
Their Native Land, The Wonder
And Admiration Of The World

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ Jack Splain, Jr. (April 1998). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: King and Queen Courthouse Green Historic District" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo and Accompanying map
  4. ^ Sedore, Timothy (April 2011). An Illustrated Guide to Virginia’s Confederate Monuments. SIU Press. p. 201.

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