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This historic courthouse was constructed between 1903 and 1905 and features the Richardsonian Romanesque style of architecture. The building reflects the growth of the region at the turn-of-the-century and the desire of residents to construct an impressive symbol of the county government and their ambition to make Philippi one of the leading communities in the region. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.


  • Barbour County Courthouse was completed between 1903 and 1905.
The present courthouse building replaced the original courthouse, a wood-frame Greek Revival structure built in 1843 which had been used to house Union troops during the American Civil War. J. Charles Fulton of Uniontown, Pennsylvania was contracted in 1901 and designed the building in the Richardsonian Romanesque style. The structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

A restoration effort began in 1995 and included the repair and replacement of the stained glass interior dome. This project was named Best Interior Rehabilitation Project in 1999 by the Main Street Project of the West Virginia Development Office.

Barbour County Courthouse and Courtroom. Barbour County Chamber of Commerce. Accessed October 17, 2018. http://www.barbourchamber.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=22:barbour-county-courthouse-and-courtroom&catid=45&Itemid=101.

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