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 the approval of the Augusta County Court House Highway Marker and recognition for Deputy Clerk Rebecca L. Kimble earning the Virginia Court Clerk’s Association Master Deputy Circuit Court Clerk Certification.
I have also included the latest photos from the Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour.
Augusta County Court House Virginia Highway Marker Granted
The Augusta County Court House application for a Virginia Historical Highway Marker was approved on March 18, by the Virginia Board of Historic Resources.
We are very excited to announce that the Augusta County Court House has been recognized by the Virginia Board of Historic Resources as deserving to be granted a Virginia Historical Highway Marker. The current courthouse, built in 1901, is the fifth building to sit on this historic site in downtown Staunton. The county’s first courthouse was a log structure built in 1745.
The Virginia Historical Highway Marker program documents facts, persons, events, and places prominently identified with the history of the nation, state, or region. The Department of Historic Resource’s purpose in erecting markers is to educate the public about Virginia’s history, not to honor, memorialize, or commemorate persons, events, or places. Because highway markers are not honorific in nature, they do not serve the same purpose as monuments, statues, memorial plaques, or war memorials. There are currently more than 2,500 markers located across the Commonwealth of Virginia. The program is among the oldest in the nation and began in 1927.
Deputy Clerk Rebecca L. Kimble recently achieved the Virginia Court Clerk’s Association Master Deputy Circuit Court Clerk Certification in March.
Mrs. Kimble was hired full-time by former Clerk of Circuit Court Carol M. Brydge on February 1, 2018. She achieved her VCCA Master Deputy Circuit Court Clerk Certification on March 3, 2021.
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Virtual Photograph Tour
This is week 44 of our Augusta County Court House virtual photograph tour. This is our last document to celebrate Black History Month in February. This week's photograph is in our Register of Cohabiting Colored Person and Register of Children to Parents Who Ceased Cohabiting 1866 Augusta Co. VA. This is a page from the children to parents who ceased cohabiting section.
This is week 45 of our Augusta County Court House virtual photograph tour. March is Women's History Month, for our first document for March this is the Register of Marriages 1854-1885 Augusta County.
This is week 46 of our Augusta County Court House virtual photograph tour. This is our second document for Women's History Moth in March. This is a 1927 Grand Jury Indictment for a Misdemeanor Prohibition Violation by Anna Yancey. We just recently found a number of these Prohibition era Augusta County documents.
This is week 47 of our Augusta County Court House virtual photograph tour. This is our third document for Women's History Month in March. These are the M and N Pages from our recently restored Marriage Register 1865-1887 Colored Augusta County.
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
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