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.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Dillon County

E – Horry County

S – Georgetown County

W – Williamsburg County and Florence County


Created:  1785                                        Map of South Carolina highlighting Marion County

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 Colleton CountyEdgefield 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.






















Photos taken 2008