Brentsville Courthouse and Jail (NRIS 89001060)

Address: 12239 and 12249 Bristow Rd., Brentsville, Virginia. County/parish: Prince William.

2 contributing buildings.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places August 18, 1989.

Part of Civil War Properties in Prince William County MPS (NRIS 64500679).

Also known as:

  • DHL No. 76-21 (courthouse) and DHL No. 76-231 (jail)

From Wikipedia:

Brentsville Courthouse and Jail
Brentsville Courthouse and Jail is a historic courthouse and jail located at Brentsville, Prince William County, Virginia. The courthouse was built in 1822, and is a two-story, Federal style brick building. It features a fanlight over the main entrance, within a keyed, semicircular brick arch and an octagonal-roofed, frame-built cupola. The Brentsville Jail was built about 1820, and is located 30 yards from the courthouse. It is a well-constructed, two-story, gable roofed structure. The county seat was moved to Manassas in the 1890s to the Prince William County Courthouse and the courthouse and jail were abandoned.It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. (read more...)


  • Claytor, Wlliam

Architectural styles:

  • No Style Listed

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