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Powhatan County, Virginia

Photo: Keswick, State Route 711, Huguenot, Powhatan County, VA. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Historic American Buildings Survey [HABS VA-164], memory.loc.gov, accessed February, 2013.

Powhatan County Photo

The Powhatan County Courthouse is located at 3834 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan, VA 23139; phone: 804‑598‑5612.

Powhatan County Neighborhoods


Powhatan County was formed in 1777 from the eastern part of Cumberland County and was named to honor the Indian "emperor" Powhatan (father of Pocahontas) who had ruled the tribes of Eastern Virginia in the early years of the colony. The first permanent courthouse was erected in 1783. [Source: Powhatan Court House Preservation Zone, nomination document, Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission, 1969.]