Spartanburg County

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Spartanburg County is named for the Spartan Regiment of the American Revolutionary War.


Created:  March 2, 1785

County Seat: 

Spartanburg  1785 – present


County Courthouse – Spartanburg 


Location:  180 Magnolia Street / West St. John Street

Built:  1956 – 1957

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Harold Woodward

Contractor:  West Building Company


Description:  The building faces east and is a three story gray colored stone and concrete structure. The building has the entrance located in the north section on the east side. The entrance is recessed glass panels with two thin pillars supporting the overhang. The middle and south sections have a row of horizontal windows on each story. The roof line is flat.


Note:  The fourth courthouse constructed in 1891 to 1892 by Godfrey Norman and Kenneth McDonald was also on Magnolia Street and was torn down when the fifth and present courthouse was constructed. The bell from the old courthouse was placed in a clock tower in the downtown to the south.



N – Polk County, North Carolina and Rutherford County, North Carolina 

E – Cherokee County and Union County 

S – Laurens County

W – Greenville County











Photos taken 2008