Monday, December 28, 2015

Petersburg Courthouse

Petersburg Courthouse
7 Courthouse Ave.
Petersburg, VA 23803

The Petersburg Courthouse was built between 1838 and 1840 in Petersburg, VA. I had the opportunity to visit the courthouse while stationed at Fort Lee, VA in 2009. During the American Civil War, the two-story, Classical Revival style brick building, found itself in the middle of the Siege of Petersburg (June 9, 1864 – March 25, 1865). Union troops used the courthouse tower as a sighting mark, and as a result spared the building from bombardment. The courthouse is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and is also the centerpiece of the Petersburg Courthouse Historic District.

Below are two links with more information on the Petersburg Courthouse:


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