Anderson County

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Anderson County is named for Robert Anderson, who was a soldier in the American Revolutionary War.

 

Created:  December 26, 1826

County Seat: 

Anderson  1826 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Anderson 

 

Location:  101 South Main Street / East Whitner Street

Built:  1897 – 1898

Style:  Victorian and Romanesque

Architect:  Frank Pierce Milburn of Washington, DC

Contractor:  W D Carson

 

Description:  The building faces west and  is a two story buff colored brick and stone structure. The west front has a high square brick tower with three arched windows on the third story and clock at the top. The base of the building is stone. The building has a red colored title roof. During construction, W P Snelgrove was the supervisor.An addition was added on the east side in 1939 to 1940. The building was renovated in 1992.

 

Note:  The bell in the bell tower was cast in 1856 at Troy, North Carolina and the bell was previously in the old courthouse constructed in 1828. In 2000, an electronic carillon was installed in the bell tower. The courthouse construction was $26,000 and the plans from the Forsyth, North Carolina Courthouse were purchased for $50. The Wilkes County, Georgia, courthouse used the same plans.

 

See:  The architect Frank Pierce Milburn of Washington, DC.

 

 County Courthouse – Anderson 

 

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Location:  100 South Main Street / West Whitner Street

Built:  1989 – 1991

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Frank J Clark of FJ Clark, Inc.

Contractor:  M B Kahn Construction Company Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces east and  is a four story red and pink colored stone, glass and concrete structure. The building faces onto Courthouse Square. The building is tiered with the highest point being above the central entrance. The central entrance projects from the main building and has a large concrete portico rising to the third story and with recessed entrance. The roof is sloped.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Oconee County and Pickens County

E – Greenville County and Laurens County

S – Abbeville County

W – Elbert County, Georgia and Hart County, Georgia

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008 and 2013