Sussex County was formed from Surry County in 1753 and named for the English county. The county seat is Sussex. This Jeffersonian Roman revival courthouse was completed by 1828 by brick mason Dabney Cosby Sr.. He is best known for constructing a series of Jeffersonian courthouses in the style he mastered while employed as a mason in the construction of the Thomas Jefferson Designed University of Virginia.
Date Approved by DHR: 09/09/03
Year On Marker: 2003
Geographic Location: Southampton County
Physical Description of Location: 19146-19198 Jerusalem Plank Road (State Highway 35), Courtland, VA 23837. Marker is on right when traveling south on 35.
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