Georgetown County Courthouse

Georgetown County Courthouse (HM4QB)

Location: Georgetown, SC 29440 Georgetown County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 22.002', W 79° 16.886'

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This courthouse, designed by prominent architect andSouth Carolina nativeRobert 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 SouthCarolina 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 Millsdesign is an excellentexample of the ClassicalRevival style so widelyused in American publicarchitecture during muchof the nineteenth century.
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HM NumberHM4QB
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Marker Number22-46
Year Placed1997
Placed ByGeorgetown County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 5:29pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 659883 N 3693259
Decimal Degrees33.36670000, -79.28143333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 22.002', W 79° 16.886'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 22' 0.12" N, 79° 16' 53.16" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 129 Screven St, Georgetown SC 29440, US
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