Marion County

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Marion County is named for Francis Marion, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War and who lived from 1732 to 1795.


Created:  December 28, 1828

County Seat: 

Horry ( Marionville )  1828 – 1838

Tazewell                    1838 – 1849

Buena Vista               1849 – present


County Courthouse – Buena Vista


Location:  100 Broad Street / 6th Avenue

Built:  1849 – 1850

Style:  Vernacular with Neo-Classical

Architect:  E A Smith

Contractor:  T W Smith


Description:  The building faces west and s a two story white colored brick structure.  The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Buena Vista. The west front has a large portico supported by four high columns with pediment at the roof line. The roof is pitched with a square cupola with clock. The building was remodeled in 1928 when the portico was added. The contractor was W C Fulford. The building was renovated from 1964 to 1965. The architect was Preston McIntosh and the contractor was Creveling, Inc.


Old County Courthouse – Tazewell




Location:  NE – Highway 137 / Highway 240

Built:  1848

Style:  Federal

Architect:  L W Wall

Contractor:  L W Wall


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story white colored wood frame structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Tazewell and is constructed with pine wood. There is a wide open porch on the first story of the east side with six wood posts rising to a sloped roof at the second story. The roof is hipped. The building is used by the Masonic Lodge.


Note:  The cost of construction was $1,637.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Old Marion County Courthouse ( Tazewell )


History:  The first courthouse was built at the settlement of Horry ( Marionville ) in 1829. In 1838, the county seat was moved to Tazewell and the second courthouse was built in 1839 and burned in 1845. The third courthouse was a wood structure built in 1848 and is still standing. In 1849, the county seat was moved to Buena Vista and the fourth and present courthouse was constructed.



Talbot County

E – Taylor CountySchley County and Sumter County

S – Webster County 

W – Stewart County and Chattahoochee County





County Courthouse – Buena Vista






















Old County Courthouse – Tazewell







Photos taken 2010