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The sexual assault attorneys in Gloucester Courthouse are thrilled to present you with this article about our community. Learn about the history of the area below.
Gloucester Courthouse is a census-designated place (CDP) in Virginia. The county seat of Gloucester County, it has a total area of 7.2. square miles. 7.0 square miles of which is land, and 0.2 square miles is water. The main roads serving the area are George Washington Memorial Highway, Main Street, and John Clayton Memorial Highway. As of the 2010 census, Gloucester Courthouse has a total population of 2,951 people.
Located within the CDP of Gloucester Courthouse are many landmarks and properties that depict the history of the area. These historically significant sites are the Gloucester Downtown Historic District, Gloucester County Courthouse Square Historic District, Gloucester Point Archaeological District, Abingdon Glebe House, Cappahosic House, Toddsbury, T.C. Walker House, Airville, Burgh Westra, Gloucester Women's Club, Hockley, Little England, Rosewell, Roaring Spring, Warner Hall, and Ware Parish Church.
The Gloucester Downton Historic District is 40 acres of nationally historic land in Gloucester Courthouse. It includes five contributing sites and 57 contributing buildings. On September 30, 2010, the historic district was designated on the Virginia Landmarks Register (VRL). Three months later, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).
Another national historic district in Gloucester Courthouse, the Gloucester County Courthouse Square Historic District connects with the Gloucester Downton Historic District. It encompasses 17 buildings. Notable establishments in the district are the Botetourt Administration Building that was once the Botetourt Hotel, the Botetourt Lodge, W.C. Tucker's Department Store Building, the Kearn's Real Estate storage house, S and S Hobbies, and the Gloucester County government buildings. In 1973, it was designated on the VLR and listed on the NRHP.
The Gloucester Museum of History was built in 1770. Once known as the Botetourt Building, it was a tavern for travelers on their way to the Gloucester Courthouse. With the purpose of educating, engaging and inspiring future generations, the museum has over 3,000 objects that tell the history of Gloucester County. Located on Main Street, near the Gloucester Courthouse, it is open Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Gloucester Point Archaeological District is a site near Gloucester Courthouse. Located at the tip of Gloucester Point, Virginia, it features the historic center of the early Gloucestertown settlement and the military sites for the American Revolutionary War and the American Civil War. On June 10, 1985, the site was listed on the NRHP.
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Built around 1700, Abingdon Glebe House is situated south of the intersection of U.S. Route 17 and Virginia Route 615. The historic "T"-shaped brick home was owned by Abingdon Parish until 1802. In the 1980s, it was purchased by William Riddick of Gloucester. After his death in 2006, the home was given to the St. James Anglican Church. It has been added to the NRHP and designated on the VLR since 1970.
T.C. Walker House was built around 1880. The two-story, "U"-shaped historic house is of the Greek Revival and Gothic Revival styles. In 1900, Thomas Calhoun "T.C." Walker – the first African American to practice law in the county of Gloucester – purchases the home. In 1977, it was donated to Hampton University. As of 2009, the historic house has been designated on the VLR and listed on the NRHP.
Glocester Women's Club is a Colonial-style historic women's club in Gloucester Courthouse. Built around 1750, it was said to be a commercial building originally known as Long Bridge Ordinary. In 1919, the Gloucester Women's Club acquired the one and one-half-story, gable-roofed frame building and its surrounding areas. On November 20, 1973, it was designated on the VLR. On January 24, 1974, it was listed on the NRHP.
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