Orangeburg County

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Orangeburg County is named for William V of Orange, who was the son-in-law of George II of Great Britain.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Calhoun County and Clarendon County

E – Berkeley County and Dorchester County

S – Colleton CountyBamberg County and Barnwell County

W – Aiken County and Lexington County


Created:  March 2, 1785                         Map of South Carolina highlighting Orangeburg County

County Seat: 

Orangeburg  1785 – present


County Courthouse – Orangeburg 


Location:  190 Gibson Street / Amelia Street

Built:  1927 – 1929

Style:  Utilitarian

Architect:  James B Urquhart

Contractor:  W A Crary & Son


Description:  The building faces east and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Orangeburg and has a central entrance. The south and north wings extend from the main building. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 1st Judicial Circuit. The building was renovated from 1978 to 1980. The architect was Summers & Gardener of Orangeburg and the contractor was Clark & Company of Hampton.


See:  The 1st Judicial Circuit includes Calhoun County and Dorchester County


History:  The county was created in 1785 and Orangeburg was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was built in 1772 and was destroyed by British troops during the American Revolutionary War. The second courthouse was built in 1782 and replaced in 1826 by the third courthouse built on Courthouse Square. The third courthouse was destroyed by Union troops during the Civil War in 1865. The fourth courthouse was designed by R E B Hewetson and the constructed by J H Livingston in 1875. The fifth and present courthouse was constructed  in 1927 to 1929 on the site of the Trinity United Methodist Church and the former courthouse was razed and became Memorial Park.



County Administration Building – Orangeburg 




Location:  1437 Amelia Street / Docket Street

Built:  1990 – 1991

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Architectural Associates, Inc.

Contractor:  Martin Engineering, Inc.


Description:  The building faces southeast and is a three story buff colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Orangeburg. The southeast front has a glass paneled entrance towards the south with a rectangular section on the north side. The roof line is flat.




County Courthouse – Orangeburg
















County Administration Building – Orangeburg




Photos taken 2008