Old Russell County Courthouse

Old Russell County Courthouse Old Russell County Courthouse
Old Russell County Courthouse
Address
24071 US HWY 58
Castlewood, VA 24224
Region Heart Of Appalachia
Locality Russell
Old R. Cty. Courthouse: (276) 794-7805
Dickenson Bundy Log House: (276) 794-7030
Email dickensonbundycrafts@gmail.com

Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm; Sunday 12:30pm - 4pm.  This former courthouse was built in 1799 by Henry Dickenson. A stone building, the structure replaced a log courthouse that was burned during the Revolutionary War. A brick wing was added to the stone structure by the Robert Dickenson family between 1830 and 1850. Used as a residence until the 1970's, the courthouse began to undergo a restoration process in 1976. The building is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a Virginia Landmark. It is now restored and open to the public. Many antiques are displayed in the building, as donations to the historical society. The collection continues to grow. Self-guided tours are encouraged. The Dickenson Bundy log house is on the same site and is open for local crafts sales. A covered picnic facility also exists on site for picnics and family reunions.




Last Updated: 10/11/2012 1:09 PM
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