Botetourt County Courthouse

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1 Main Street
Fincastle, VA 24090
Phone: (540) 473-8272
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Hours of Operation:
   8:30 PM-4:30 PM

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Historical Significance Botetourt County Courthouse - -

In 1772, a log courthouse was erected (replaced later by a brick courthouse designed by Thomas Jefferson) in the heart of Fincastle. Documents signed by Lord Botetourt (royal governor of Virginia), George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Patrick Henry along with countless genealogical records can be found in the courthouse today.

Botetourt County Courthouse Today

The Botetourt County Courthouse was built in 1848; it suffered a severe fire in the 1970s and was rebuilt. The plans for the courthouse that preceded this one were drawn by Thomas Jefferson.Genealogists from around the country can find original, primary source documents in the County Clerks Office located within the Courthouse.

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