Pickens County

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Pickens County is named for Andrew Pickens, who was a United States Representative.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Transylvania County, North Carolina and Greenville County

E – Greenville County

S – Anderson County

W – Oconee County

 

Created:  December 26, 1826                Map of South Carolina highlighting Pickens County

County Seat: 

Pendleton  1826 – 1868

Pickens      1868 – present

 

County Courthouse – Pickens 

 

Location:  214   East Main Street / Pendleton Street

Built:  1959 – 1960

Style:  Georgian Revival

Architect:  Townes & Murphy

Contractor:  Charles J Craig Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Pickens. On the north side, the building has a large portico supported by four thin columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The doorway is framed with white colored wood. There are green colored shutters on the windows. Above the entrance is a small square white colored cupola with green colored roof. The building was expanded on the south side in 1997 with the use of light orange colored brick and concrete. The main entrance is now on the south side with a semi circular entrance section. The architect was F J Clark Incorporated and the contractor was M B Kahn Construction Company, Inc.

 

History:  The first courthouse was designed by Thomas M Sloan and built in Pendleton in 1826. When Pickens County was divided, the second courthouse was built by Reid and Wilson at Pickens in 1868. The third courthouse was designed by L C Mitchum and constructed by Robert E Bowen and Elias Day in 1891. An addition was added in 1909. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed by 1959 to 1960.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Pickens

 

 

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Photos taken 2008 and 2013