Spartanburg County

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


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

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

E – Cherokee County and Union County 

S – Laurens County

W – Greenville County


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

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 is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Spartanburg and 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.


History:  The first courthouse was built in Spartanburg and the second and third courthouses were built on the square. 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. 




County Courthouse – Spartanburg







Photos taken 2008