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

Georgetown County Courthouse

 
 
Georgetown County Courthouse Marker, Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
1. Georgetown County Courthouse Marker, Side 1
Inscription. This courthouse, designed by prominent architect and South Carolina native Robert Mills (1781–1855), was built in 1823–24 to replace a courthouse which had been damaged by two hurricanes. Mills himself, who also designed the Washington Monument, called this courthouse “a great ornament to the town.” A modern Mills scholar has described it as “the most sophisticated of his South Carolina courthouses.”

An initial appropriation of $12,000 was approved for the new courthouse. The South Carolina Board of Commissioners for Public Buildings, including John Keith and Abraham Cohen of Georgetown, supervised its construction by contractor Russell Warren. This Mills design is an excellent example of the Classical Revival style so widely used in American public architecture during much of the nineteenth century.
 
Erected 1997 by Georgetown County Historical Society. (Marker Number 22-46.)
 
Location. 33° 22.002′ N, 79° 16.886′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is at the intersection of Screven Street and Prince Street, on the right when traveling south on Screven Street. Touch for map. It is in front of the courthouse.
Georgetown County Courthouse Marker, Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
2. Georgetown County Courthouse Marker, Side 2
Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Only Colonial Banking House in America (within shouting distance of this marker); Screven Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); William Doyle Morgan House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 718 Front Street (about 500 feet away); 724 Front Street (about 500 feet away); 726 Front Street (about 500 feet away); The Rice Museum (about 500 feet away); Marquis de Lafayette (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Georgetown County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
3. Georgetown County Courthouse
World War I Memorial Tablet image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
4. World War I Memorial Tablet
“This tablet is erected in honor of the men of Georgetown County who served in the World War. 1914–1918. ‘Greater love hath no man than this / That a man lay down his life for his friends.’ ” —Erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Restoration of Georgetown County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
5. Restoration of Georgetown County Courthouse
“April 29, 1984 • Members of County Council, Alfred B. Schooler, Chairman; H. E. Hemingway; Greg Smith; Kenneth W. Thorthon, Jr.; Hughey Walker • The restoration of the Georgetown County Courthouse was undertaken with financial assistance from a matching historic preservation grant from the U.S. Department of Interior and administered by the S.C. Department of Archives and History. • Hollbrook Waterproofing Co., Contractor.”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,183 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 6, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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