Lee County

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Lee County is named for Robert E Lee, who was the commanding general of the Confederate forces during the American Civil War.

 

Created:  February 25, 1902

County Seat: 

Bishopville  1902 – present

 

County Courthouse – Bishopville 

 

Location:  123 Main Street / Gregg Street

Built:  1908 – 1909

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  William Augustus Edwards of Darlington and Frank C Walter of Atlanta, Georgia

Contractor:  Nicholas Ittner of Atlanta, Georgia

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story buff colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building has a recessed porch with six columns rising to a wide header. There are large arched windows on either side of the porch and along the sides of the building. A balustrade runs along the roof. The building was renovated in 1973 to 1974.

 

Note: Other courthouses designed by William Augustus Edwards are located in Abbeville County, Calhoun County, Dillon CountyJasper CountySumter County and York County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Kershaw County and Darlington County

E – Darlington County and Florence County

S – Sumter County

W – Sumter County and Kershaw County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008