The King William County courthouse, erected early in the second quarter of the 18th century, is one of the older courthouses still in use in the United States. This T-shaped building was constructed of brick laid in Flemish bond, with an arcade imitating the first capital in Williamsburg. One of the best preserved of Virginia's colonial courthouse buildings, it features fine Georgian brickwork. About 1840 the courthouse was enlarged with a unique stile and a brick wall was erected to enclose the court green. Its rural historic setting is a rare survival.
Geographic Location: King William County
Physical Description of Location: Acquinton, VA 23086. Located on State Route 1301, 0.2 miles east of the junction of State Route 1301 and King William Road (Rt. 30). Marker is on the left when traveling east on State Route 1301.
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