Kershaw County

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Kershaw

Kershaw County is named for Joseph Kershaw, who was a South Carolina state legislator.

 

Created:  1798

County Seat: 

Camden  1801 – present

 

County Courthouse – Camden  

 

Location:  1121 North Broad Street / Walnut Street

Built: 1966 – 1967

Style: Modern

Architect:  Ralph Little and Clark, McCall and Leach of Hartsville

Contractor:  C B Askins and Company of Lake City

 

Description: The building faces east and is a two story dark red colored brick and concrete structure. Vertical white colored pillars divide the brick facing around the building which has a large overhang at the roof line. The east entrance has a divided doorway with centre panel and glass above the doorways. The base is white colored concrete. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Edwards & Walter and constructed by T C Thompson Brothers in 1906.

 

Old County Courthouse – Camden  

 

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Location: 607 South Broad Street / King Street

Built: 1826 – 1827

Style: Greek Revival

Architect:  Robert Mills of Charleston

Contractor: Unknown

 

Description: The building faces east and  is a two story white colored brick and stucco structure. The building has a large porch supported by four large columns rising to a wide pediment at the roof. Central steps ascend to the second story. The roof is hipped. The building served as the courthouse until 1906.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lancaster County

E – Chesterfield County

S – Lee County, Sumter County and Richland County

W – Richland County and Fairfield County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008