Edgefield County

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Edgefield

Edgefield County is named for the fact that it was located on the edge of the State, between the Savannah River and the unsettled lands.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – McCormick CountyGreenwood County and Saluda County

E – Saluda County

S – Aiken County

W – Richmond County, Georgia and Columbia County, Georgia

 

Created:  March 2, 1785                         Map of South Carolina highlighting Edgefield County

County Seat: 

Edgefield  1785 – present

 

County Courthouse – Edgefield 

 

Location:  129   Courthouse Square / South Main Street

Built:  1838 – 1839

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Charles Beck and Robert Mills of Charleston

Contractor:  Charles Beck

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story orange-red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Edgefield. The building has a portico on the east front with four large white columns rising to a pediment and peaked roof behind. The lower part of portico has arches with a staircase rising in the center to the main entrance which is arched and leads into the large courtroom at the east end of the building. The building was enlarged in 1933.The building was renovated in 1997. The architect was McDonald Law and the contractor was M A Rozbitsky Construction Company.

 

See:  The architect, Robert Mills of Charleston, designed courthouses in Colleton CountyFairfield CountyGeorgetown County, Horry CountyLancaster County, Marion County and Williamsburg County.

   

History:  The first courthouse was built in Edgefield on the square in 1785. The second courthouse was a brick structure built in 1809. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1838 to 1839.

 

County Government Building – Edgefield 

 

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Location:  129   Courthouse Square / South Main Street

Built:  1974 – 1975

Style:  Modern

Architect:  H O Carter

Contractor:  Leaphart and Hall

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Edgefield.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Edgefield

 

 

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County Circuit Court courtroom

 

 

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Government Building – Edgefield

 

 

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Photos taken 2008