Greenwood County

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Greenwood County is named for the Greenwood plantation which plantation belonged to Judge John McGehee.


Created:  March 2, 1897

County Seat: 

Greenwood  1897 – present


County Courthouse – Greenwood 


Location:  528 Monument Street / Park Avenue

Built:  1966 – 1967

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Coleman & Townes

Contractor:  C Y Thomson Company


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story dark brown-red colored brick and concrete structure. The building has the front extending from the main building. The first story is recessed and having glass entrances. Above, vertical brick dividers separate the white panels with narrow vertical windows above. A wide white concrete band runs along the flat roof line. Atop the roof is a gold colored raised section.


Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Reuben Harrison Hunt in 1898.



N – Abbeville CountyLaurens County and Newberry County

E – Saluda County

S – Edgefield County and McCormick County

W – McCormick County and Abbeville County

















Photos taken 2008