Landes Letter: October 2023 Edition


   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 my Re-Election Bid and staff news. 

   I have also included the latest photos from the Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour. Please enjoy the latest photos.

My Re-Election Bid

   I am grateful and honored to have the confidence of the people of Augusta County. I look forward to continuing to campaign for re-election as Clerk of Circuit Court and to continue to discuss the new goals we hope to accomplish for the citizens in the Clerk’s Office.

   If you want a Yard Sign, or any other of our Republican Candidates Yard Signs email me your address at [email protected], and we will get them to you. Thank you for your support!

Read the Press Release Here

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Staff News

   Whitney Rhodes, Historic Records Clerk, was awarded the 3rd Quarter Clerk's Light Bulb Award for Bright Suggestions. Whitney created and developed our Historic Records Research and Information Rack Card for the public.

   Two staff members recently received their designation as Master Deputy Clerks for professional achievement. Deputy Clerk Lisa A. Eye, and Deputy Clerk Nancy B. Hevener both achieved the Virginia Court Clerks’ Association (VCCA) Master Deputy Circuit Court Clerk certification.

Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office Loans Historic Documents For Frontier Culture Museum Exhibit

   The Circuit Court Clerk’s Office has loaned two important historic land record documents to the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia for the ‘E Pluribus Unum’ exhibit, which explores how maps were not just used for geographical records, but also as tools for politics and diplomacy. The redrawn 1807 Benjamin Borden Patent, and the 1749 Thomas Lewis Staunton Town Plat were loaned for the exhibit which opened last Friday and will run until March 31 in the Museum’s Visitor Center.

Read Press Release Here

Donate Today

   Donate today to help cover the costs of this newsletter along with future campaign initiatives. Your contributions help keep Augusta County citizens and the Clerk's office connected.

   If you would like to mail your donation, please make checks payable to: Steve Landes for Clerk of Court Committee.

P.O Box 12

Verona, VA 24482

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Virtual Photograph Tour

   This is our continuing Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour. This is the document describing the construction of the 1773 Augusta County Jail. It refers to strong oak planks for the floors, “the walls to be grouted and arched and leveled with…cement,” as well as building separate “dungeons” for male and female criminals. The plan also includes a plan for the jailor to live in the front part of the building.


Clerk of Court Contact Information 

Please visit my website at for the latest news regarding the Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court Office.

The Honorable R. Steven Landes, Clerk

Augusta County Circuit Court

[email protected]

540-245-5321 Ext. 100

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