Brunswick County is named for the colonial port of Brunswick which is now in ruins which town was named for the Duchy of Brunswick-Luneburg at the time held by the British Kings of the House of Hanover.
Created: January 30, 1764
Brunswick 1764 – 1779
Lockwood Folly River 1779 – 1808
Southport 1808 – 1978
Bolivia 1978 – present
County Courthouse – Bolivia
Location: 310 Government Center Drive / Old Ocean Highway East
Built: 2000 – 2001
Architect: Freeman White Inc. and Ware Bonsall Architects
Contractor: Burnhill Contracting Company
Description: The building faces northeast and is a three story concrete and stone structure. The northeast front has a large portico supported by four large columns rising to a wide header above the recessed third story. The outside third story windows have small balconies. The base of the building is polished stone. The roof line is flat.
Old County Courthouse – Southport
Location: 201 East Moore Street / Davis Street
Built: 1844 – 1845
Style: Greek Revival
Architect: A J Robbins
Contractor: W D Morrel
Description: The building faces south and is a two story stone and cream colored stucco structure. The south front has a central entrance with large one story porch. The building has a hipped roof with a small open bell tower. An addition was added on the north side of the building. The building was remodeled in 1922. The building serves as the Southport City Hall. Closeby is the old two story red colored brick jail.
S – Atlantic Ocean and Horry County, South Carolina
W – Columbus County
Photos taken 2008