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Powhatan, VA

Powhatan (pronounced "POH-ha-ten") is an unincorporated community in, and county seat of, Powhatan County. Powhatan was named for the chief of 32 tribes in Virginia. The town was laid out and settled in 1777, when the county was created from Cumberland County. Powhatan was originally called "Scottville", after Revolutionary War general Charles Scott, but was given its current name in 1836.

Bienvenue, on Old Buckingham Road. The estate was built in 1825.

Erin Hill, on Old Buckingham Road. The estate was built in 1770.

The Powhatan County Courthouse, on Old Buckingham Road.

The courthouse was built in 1849 in the Greek Revival temple form. The recessed wings and hyphens were added in 1992.

The full Doric entablature was originally intended to wrap around the entire building, but pilasters were utilized on the sides instead.

Old county buildings on Old Buckingham Road next to the courthouse. The Old Clerk's Office, on the left, was built in 1797, with an addition added to the back in 1833, and an Italianate porch added later in the century.

Law offices on Old Buckingham Road.

Buildings on Main Street.

A house on Main Street.

Buildings on Main Street.

The Court House Tavern, on the right, on Courthouse Tavern Lane. The main section of the tavern was built in 1822, with the original section to the right dating to the beginning of the 19th century.

New Harvest Church, on Old Buckingham Road.

May Memorial Baptist Church, on Old Buckingham Road. The church was built in 1962.

The former Powhatan High School, on Old Buckingham Road. It has been converted to offices, and is now the Powhatan County Village Building.

A house on Old Buckingham Road.

A house on Old Buckingham Road.

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