The Landes Letter - September 2022 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 recent board appointments and the announcement of the Clerk's Office Fall 2022 intern.

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

Augusta County Clerk Named To Frontier Culture Museum And State Historical Records Advisory Boards

   I was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia and the State Historical Records Advisory Board by Governor Glenn A. Youngkin. His appointments began July 1, 2022 and ends June 30, 2026.

   It is an honor to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia once again, and to also be appointed to serve on the State Historical Records Advisory Board. I thank Governor Youngkin for his confidence and allowing me to serve. As Clerk of the Augusta County Circuit Court I look forward to working for the preservation and promotion of the history of Augusta County, the Shenandoah Valley, and Virginia as a member of both boards, and look forward to pursuing partnership opportunities between the Clerk’s Office, and both boards.

Read the Press Release Here

Augusta County Clerk’s Office Announces Fall 2022 Intern

   India Manning was named a Clerk’s Intern for the Fall 2022 Semester. India is among the seventh group of students to be selected for the Clerk’s Office Internship Program. Our Office is very pleased to have India join the Clerk’s Office as our third group of Fall interns selected as part of our ongoing Clerk’s Office Internship Program. We look forward to having her serving with our office during the Fall Semester.

   Ms. Manning is a Senior at Bridgewater College majoring in Psychology, and a minor in Crime and Justice. She received an Associate Degree in General Studies from Patrick and Henry Community College in May 2020. Ms. Manning is from Martinsville, Virginia.

Read the Press Release Here

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   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

   These are Pages 1 and 2 from Order Book 1 from the original documents for Augusta County from 1745. We recently received this restored original volume and the digital images.

   These are two photographs we located in the Clerk's Office of the Augusta County Courthouse circa the 1940s. We know it is after the 1938 addition that was built on the back of the building, which is shown in the second photograph.

   This is the 1736 Beverley Patent, including the original land grantees for what was to become Augusta County in 1738. This was authorized and signed by Lieutenant Governor William Gooch, Esquire on September 6, 1736.

Clerk of Court Contact Information 

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The Honorable R. Steven Landes, Clerk

Augusta County Circuit Court

[email protected]

540-245-5321 Ext. 100

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