I hope this email finds everyone doing well and staying safe. My focus this month is to provide updates from the Clerk's Office including recent staff awards. In addition, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Independence Day!
I have also included the latest photos from the Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour. Please enjoy the latest photos.
Recently, Ranita Howdyshell, our Deputy Clerk, received our May Award for the Clerk's Light Bulb Award for the Brightest Suggestion for the past month. Ranita suggested that our online Secure Remote Access be provided to a partner agency so they could access important information on clients when working on Judgements. This will assist both our office and theirs.
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Virtual Photograph Tour
This is our continuing Augusta County Court House virtual photograph tour. This is a portrait of Virginia Supreme Court Justice George M. Cochran we have in our Historic Courtroom A on the back wall. Justice Cochran served for many years on the Supreme Court, but also in both the House of Delegates and Virginia Senate before that. A smaller version of this portrait hangs in the Supreme Court Chamber in Richmond.
This is our continuing Augusta County Court House virtual photograph tour. This is a portrait of John B. Baldwin (1820-1873) who served as the 30th Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1865-1869, and represented Augusta County. The portrait hangs in our Historic Courtroom. Earlier we shared a photograph of the bust of Speaker Baldwin we have in our Jury Room.
This is our continuing Augusta County Court House virtual photograph tour. This is our portrait of Edward Echols (1849-1914), who served in the Virginia House of Delegates, and Virginia Senate representing Staunton and Augusta County. Mr. Echols also served as the 18th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 1898-1902.
This is our continuing Augusta County Court House virtual photograph tour. This week's photograph is the bell from the fourth Augusta County Court House opened in 1836. The bell is currently in our Jury Room of the fifth Augusta County Court House.
This is our continuing Augusta County Court House virtual photograph tour. This week's photograph is our portrait of John Echols (1823-1896) located in Courtroom A. Mr. Echols represented Staunton and Augusta County in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1878-1881, and was a prominent attorney.
Clerk of Court Contact Information
Please visit my website at stevelandes.com for the latest news regarding the Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court Office.
The Honorable R. Steven Landes, Clerk
Augusta County Circuit Court
540-245-5321 Ext. 100
STEVE LANDES, CLERK
Augusta County Circuit Court
Proven Experience and Trusted Service for Augusta County