Hampton County Courthouse – Hampton, South Carolina
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Hampton County was incorporated in 1877 when the South Carolina General Assembly granted a separation from the northwestern portion of Beaufort County. The county was named for General Wade Hampton III, who later served as governor and state senator.
The Hampton County Courthouse was constructed a year later, with General Hampton himself laying the cornerstone on October 12, 1878. The courthouse was built in the Victorian Italianate style, which was widely popular in the late 19th century. It was added to South Carolina‘s National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
Extensive renovations and additions to the courthouse began in January of 2007. The new additions were constructed from older, softer bricks which match the original bricks in both texture and appearance. A dedication ceremony was held on February 13, 2009 to celebrate the reopening of this landmark.