Campbell County Board of Supervisors was delighted to present a resolution in honor of retired Campbell County Judge Samuel Johnston with a resolution recognizing his years of service, and authorizing a section of Route 501 in Rustburg to be dedicated with his name on it.
He is a beloved judge in the county and wrote a book about his time in office called “Why Judges Wear Robes” which was made into a play by 246 The Main in Brookneal.
He served for 31 years driving from Boonsboro to Rustburg to preside over court. He retired in 2008. "I'm humbled…very humbled. I tried to be fair and all I wanted to do was be a fair judge," he said graciously.
Johnston’s family gathered around him as County Administrator Frank Rogers, Supervisors Chairman Eddie Gunter, Jr. and Supervisor Charlie Watts presented him with his framed resolution.