McDuffie County

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McDuffie

McDuffie County is named for George McDuffie, who was the thirteenth governor of South Carolina and a United States Senator.

 

Created:  October 18, 1870

County Seat: 

Thomson  1870 – present

 

County Courthouse – Thomson 

 

Location:  337 Main Street / McDuffie Avenue

Built:  1872 – 1873

Style:  Federal

Architect:  James B Knox of Union Point, Georgia

Contractor:  James B Knox of Union Point, Georgia

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building has protruding east and west sections. Along the front are vertical concrete bands rising to the top of the second story windows. The entrance is framed in white wood trim. A white projecting cornice runs below the roof line. In 1930, the building was enlarged and wings added. The building was renovated in 1970. The architect was Dort B Payne and the contractor was Griffin-Carter Construction Company, Inc. The building ceased to function as a courthouse when the Government Center was completed.

 

County Government Center – Thomson 

 

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Location:  210 Railroad Street / Greenway Street

Built:  2009 – 2011

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Rosser International Inc.

Contractor:  R W Allen

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a three story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is surrounded by spacious grounds. The southwest front has a two story portico with four columns rising to a wide header. Behind the portico, the center section rises above the roof line. The south and north corners have projecting corner sections. The windows are vertical with panels between the first and second stories. The roof line is flat. On the north side is the rectangular two story Administration Building which is connected by a one story section to the courthouse on the east side. The building is named as the Thomas-McDuffie County Government Center. The program manager was Judson Bryant Associates.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Wilkes County and Lincoln County

E – Columbia County

S – Richmond County and Jefferson County

W – Warren County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008 and 2014