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Washington County Courthouse in Abingdon, Virginia was built in 1869. It is the fifth building to serve as a courthouse for the county since it was established on December 7, 1776. Washington County was named for George Washington before he was elected President and is the first locality in the United States know to be named in his honor.
The previous courthouse to occupy this site was built in 1850. It was burnt to the ground by Union Troops during the Civil War in 1864. The current building boasts as being the only new courthouse built during reconstruction.