Calhoun County

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Calhoun

Calhoun County is named for John C Calhoun, who was a United States statesman and Vice President.

 

Created:  February 14, 1908

County Seat: 

St. Matthews  1908 – present

 

County Courthouse – St. Matthews 

 

Location:  902 F R Huff Drive / Mill Street

Built:  1913 – 1914

Style:  Georgian Revival

Architect:  William Augustus Edwards of Darlington

Contractor:  W R Rose

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of St. Matthew and has a large center portico with four large white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The window on the second story under the portico is arched. On the center of the roof is a small cupola.

 

See:  The architect William August Edwards designed other courthouses in Abbeville CountyDarlington County (former), Dillon CountyJasper CountyKershaw County (former), Lee County, Sumter County and York County.

 

History:  The courthouse is the first and only courthouse erected in the county.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Richland County

E – Sumter County and Clarendon County

S – Orangeburg County

W – Lexington County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – St. Matthew

 

 

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Photos taken 2008