March 6, 2007
The focal point of Powhatan Historic State Park in (Lawrence County) is the 1888 Italianate-style courthouse. Located on the foundation of the previous courthouse, the building was constructed of bricks made on site. Abandoned when the county seat was moved in 1963, the building, seen in this 1890s photo, was saved by the leadership efforts of the local historical society and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. With interior restoration completed in 2005, the building now serves as a museum.