Williamsburg County

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Williamsburg County is named for Prince William Augustus, who was the Duke of Cumberland and son of King George II of Great Britain.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Florence County

E – Marion County and Georgetown County

S – Berkeley County

W – Clarendon County


Created:  1871                                        Map of South Carolina highlighting Williamsburg County

County Seat: 

Kingstree  1871 – present


County Courthouse – Kingstree  


Location: 10 Courthouse Square / West Main Street

Built: 1823 – 1824

Style: Greek Revival

Architect: Robert Mills of Charleston

Contractor:  Unknown


Description: The building faces north and is a two story white colored brick and stucco structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Kingstree. The building is a “T” shape with east and west wings on the south side. The building has a porch on the second story with six white colored columns supporting a pediment at the roof. Stairs ascend to the second story on either side of an arched entrance on the first story. The building was restored in 1883. The building was enlarged in 1901. The three story addition on the south side was built in 1953 and 1954. The architect was G Thomas Harmon of Columbia and the contractor was General Engineering Corporation. The building was restored in 2013. The architect and contractor was GMK Associates Design.


See:  The architect, Robert Mills of Charleston, designed courthouses in Colleton CountyEdgefield CountyFairfield CountyGeorgetown County, Horry County, Lancaster County and Marion County.


History:  The courthouse is the first and only courthouse erected in the county.




County Courthouse – Kingstree

























Photos taken 2008 and 2014