Marion County

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Marion County is named for Francis Marion, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War and who lived from 1732 to 1795.


Created:  1785

County Seat: 

Marion  1785 – present


County Courthouse – Marion  


Location: 101 North Main Street / Godbolt Street

Built: 1853 – 1854

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect: Robert Mills of Charleston

Contractor: Unknown


Description: The building faces east and is a two story gray colored stone and stucco structure. The building has a large portico on the east front supported by four large white colored columns rising on the second story to a pediment. The roof is hipped. The building was renovated in 1929. The contractor was Johnson & Roberts. The building was further renovated in 1977.


See:  The architect, Robert Mills of Charleston, designed courthouses in Edgefield County, Fairfield CountyGeorgetown County, Horry CountyLancaster County and Williamsburg County.


History:  The first courthouse was built in Marion in 1800. The courthouse was not complete, so court was held in a log building on Colonel Hugh Giles plantation about two miles below Marion. The second courthouse was built. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1853 to 1854.



N – Dillon County

E – Horry County

S – Georgetown County

W – Williamsburg County and Florence County























Photos taken 2008