Clarendon County

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Clarendon County is named for Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, who was one of the Lords Proprietors of the Province of South Carolina.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Sumter County and Florence County

E – Williamsburg County

S – Berkeley County and Orangeburg County

W – Orangeburg County and Calhoun County


Created:  December 19, 1855                Map of South Carolina highlighting Clarendon County

County Seat: 

Manning  1855 – present


County Courthouse – Manning 


Location:  3 West Keitt Street / South Mill Street

Built:  1908 – 1909

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Shand & Lafaye Architects

Contractor:  T Jones Associates.


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Manning. The building has a large portico supported by four large columns rising to a wide brick and stone header. A projecting cornice runs below the roof line. The roof is hipped. The building was restored in 1969. The architect was James & DuRant, Inc & Associates and the contractor was Boyle Construction Company.


History:  The first courthouse was built in Manning in 1856 to 1858. The second courthouse was built in 1878. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1908 to 1909.




County Courthouse – Manning

























Photos taken 2008 and 2020