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Darlington in Darlington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Darlington County / Darlington County Courthouse

 
 
Darlington County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 10, 2010
1. Darlington County Marker
Inscription.
Darlington County
This area become part of St. David's Parish in 1768, Cheraws District in 1769, and then Darlington County on March 12, 1785. In 1800 Darlington became a circuit court district, and again a county in 1868. Extensive territory was lost in 1888 and 1902 with the creation of new counties.

Darlington County Courthouse
The first courthouse at this site was destroyed by fire March 19, 1806. A later building, thought to have been designed by architect Robert Mills, burned in 1866 and in 1873 was rebuilt. The subsequent courthouse, built 1903-1904, was in use until 1964 when the present structure was completed.
 
Erected 1985 by Darlington County Bicentennial Commission. (Marker Number 16-22.)
 
Location. 34° 18.19′ N, 79° 52.279′ W. Marker is in Darlington, South Carolina, in Darlington County. Marker is on Main St. (U.S. 52), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Between Pearl and Orange Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Darlington SC 29532, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Darlington County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Darlington County Jail (about
Darlington County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 10, 2010
2. Darlington County Courthouse Marker
600 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. James Church (approx. ¼ mile away); First Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); “Yankee Hill” (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of First Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lawrence Reese (approx. 0.3 miles away); Darlington Memorial Center (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Darlington.
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to Darlington County, South Carolina - A Brief History Of Darlington County South Carolina. (Submitted on November 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Government
 
Darlington County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 10, 2010
3. Darlington County Courthouse
Marker is in the shadows on the right.
Darlington County Courthouse (1964) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 8, 2010
4. Darlington County Courthouse (1964)
Cornerstone from the fourth courthouse on the site image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 21, 2012
5. Cornerstone from the fourth courthouse on the site
Darlington County Court House.
County Estab’d Mar. 12th 1785
Court House Burned March 19,th 1806
Second House Burned March 25,th 1866
Rebuilt 1870
Replaced by this building 1903 ~ 4
W.A. Dowling, Co. Supervisor
Jns. Register & J. A. Russell ~ Co. Comr’s
Edwards & Waller, Architects.
DeLeon & Lopez, Contractors.
A cornerstone from an earlier courthouse on the site image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 21, 2012
6. A cornerstone from an earlier courthouse on the site
Jany. 22. A. L. 5904
J. L. Michie.
Senior Grand Warden
An overview of the old cornstones image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 21, 2012
7. An overview of the old cornstones
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 940 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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