Laurens County is named for John Laurens, who was aide-de-camp to George Washington and was from South Carolina.
Created: December 10, 1807
Sumterville 1807 – 1811
Dublin 1811 – present
County Courthouse – Dublin
Location: 101 North Jefferson Street / Jackson Street
Built: 1962 – 1963
Architect: Cunningham and Forehand
Contractor: Aaron Torch & Sons Inc.
Description: The building faces southwest and is a two story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Dublin. The southwest front has a one story section having a portico with four columns rising to a pediment below the roof line. There is a recessed entrance with glass panels. The main entrance is along the north side with a one story glass paneled section. The east section of the building is two stories. The roof line is flat.
History: The first court met at the residence of Peter Thomas. The county seat was moved from Sumterville to Sand Bar in 1810 and then to Dublin in 1811. The first courthouse was built in Sand Bar and shortly after, the second courthouse was built in Dublin. The third courthouse was a two story brick structure designed by Bruce & Morgan and constructed by James H McKenzie in 1895. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1962 and 1963.
Photos taken 2013 and 2018