Columbia County is named for Columbia, which is a female personification of the United States of America.
Created: December 17, 1852
Magnolia 1852 – present
County Courthouse – Magnolia
Location: 101 South Court Square / Main Street
Built: 1905 – 1906
Style: Renaissance Revival
Architect: William S Hull
Contractor: B C Bynum Construction Company and J B Carr & Company
Description: The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick structure. The east front has a large portico with three arches on the first story, balcony and six columns on the second story with decorative pediment above. There is a wide cornice running below the flat roof line. In the center of the building is a round flat top dome.
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Photos takes 2010