Marion County is named for Francis Marion, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War and who lived from 1732 to 1795.
Marion 1785 – present
County Courthouse – Marion
Location: 101 North Main Street / Godbolt Street
Built: 1853 – 1854
Style: Greek Revival
Architect: Robert Mills of Charleston
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.
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
Photos taken 2008