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

Chesterfield Courthouse

 
 
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By Michael Sean Nix, March 6, 2010
1. Chesterfield Courthouse Marker
Inscription. Chesterfield County's first courthouse was built here soon after the county was established in 1785. The second courthouse on this site was built 1825-1829 from plans by architect Robert Mills, designer of the Washington Monument. According to local tradition it was burned by troops under William T. Sherman in 1865. The current structure, built c.1884, was used as a courthouse until 1978.
 
Erected 1985 by Chesterfield County. (Marker Number 13-3.)
 
Location. 34° 44.151′ N, 80° 5.12′ W. Marker is in Chesterfield, South Carolina, in Chesterfield County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and Green Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chesterfield SC 29709, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Craig House (a few steps from this marker); First Secession Meeting (within shouting distance of this marker); Chesterfield Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); W. D. Craig House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Austin-Craig-Laney House
Chesterfield Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, March 6, 2010
2. Chesterfield Courthouse Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); North Carolina / South Carolina (approx. 8.3 miles away in North Carolina); John J. McRae (approx. 9.5 miles away in North Carolina); Sneedsborough (approx. 9.6 miles away in North Carolina). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chesterfield.
 
Categories. GovernmentWar, US Civil
 
Chesterfield Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, March 6, 2010
3. Chesterfield Courthouse
Chesterfield Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, March 6, 2010
4. Chesterfield Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 886 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 8, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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