Calhoun County is named for John C Calhoun, who was a United States statesman and Vice President.
Surrounding County Courthouses:
N – Richland County
W – Lexington County
Created: February 14, 1908
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. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 1st Judicial Circuit.
See: The architect William August Edwards designed other courthouses in Abbeville County, Darlington County (former), Dillon County, Jasper County, Kershaw County (former), Lee County, Sumter County and York County.
History: The county was created in 1908 and St. Matthews was selected as the county seat. The courthouse is the first and only courthouse erected in the county.
County Courthouse – St. Matthew
Photos taken 2008