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
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.
Photos taken 2008