Grant County Courthouse

National Historic Landmark — Petersburg, West VirginiaGrant County

The existing original Grant County Courthouse was built in 1878 to serve the new-formed, rural county located in the southern reaches of the South Branch of the Potomac River. Its substantial size and Neo-Classical architecture provided county residents a sense of stability, or so county founders felt. Its exterior boasts a two-story portico with four Corinthian columns and a large bell tower. Its interior is modest and functional. A 1909 renovation by architect George F. Sansbury, of Cumberland, Maryland, added office space and protective record vaults. Exterior modifications made the facade more imposing. When a new courthouse was built in the late 1970s, the historic building was retired from service and is being preserved for use as a museum and cultural center.

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