Barnwell County Courthouse – Barnwell, South Carolina
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The original Barnwell County Courthouse was built in 1789 in neighboring Boiling Springs (not to be confused with the Spartanburg County town by the same name). A subsequent courthouse was built on this site in 1800 after Barnwell became the county seat.
At that time the county seat was moved to nearby Blackville. However, Barnwell regained the county seat in 1874, and the church again housed the courts until 1878, when construction began on the current courthouse.
This courthouse – the fourth and final to be built on this site – was completed in 1879. Additions were made to the building in 1901 and in 1921 to create two fireproof repositories for court records.
The white plaster was added by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s. Prior to this exterior renovation, the courthouse was red brick.
The sundial that sits on the courthouse grounds was a gift from South Carolina senator J.D. Allen, given in 1858.
Barnwell County Courthouse Info
Address: 141 Main Street, Barnwell, SC 29812
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