Abbeville County Courthouse (1908)

Abbeville County Courthouse (1908) (HM9NN)

Location: Abbeville, SC 29620 Abbeville County
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N 34° 10.65', W 82° 22.7'

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Abbeville's 6th courthouse - designed in beaux arts classical style by Edwards & Walter of Atlanta - dedicated in 1908 with City Hall/Opera House. (Two buildings indirectly financed by profits from Abbeville Dispensary, only one still operating above Columbia.)

· 1st Courthouse - wooden frame building, pulled down in 1825.

· 2nd Courthouse (c. 1825) - two-story brick building demolished after discovery of workmen's fraud (kaolin used instead of lime in mortar).

· 3rd Courthouse (c. 1829) designed by Robert Mills during his residency in Abbeville - some years later one corner found to be sinking & deemed unsafe because of cracks in wall, replaced by

· 4th Courthouse in 1853 - destroyed by fire in 1872.

· 5th Courthouse (c. 1870's) replaced by present structure in 1908.

(Significant Portrait of John C. Calhoun inside.)
HM NumberHM9NN
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Abbeville County Historical Society/Commission series, and the South Carolina: Abbeville Historical Sites Tour series.
Placed ByAbbeville County Historic Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 1:56pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 372974 N 3782695
Decimal Degrees34.17750000, -82.37833333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 10.65', W 82° 22.7'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 10' 39.00" N, 82° 22' 42.00" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17223-17241 Old Law Range St, Abbeville SC 29620, US
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