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Allendale County

Allendale County is named for the Allen family who resided in the area.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Barnwell County

E – Bamberg County

S – Hampton County

W – Screven County, Georgia and Burke County, Georgia

 

Created:  February 6, 1919                    Map of South Carolina highlighting Allendale County

County Seat: 

Allendale  1919 – present

 

County Courthouse – Allendale  

 

Location:  402 Memorial Avenue North / Pine Street

Built:  1921 – 1922

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  G Lloyd Preache

Contractor:  A J Krebs and Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick and limestone structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Allendale. The south front has a large portico with four columns rising to a wide header above the second story. Behind the header is a pediment rising above the roof line. The center section projects from the main building. The roof line is flat. On the north side is an attacked court building completed in 2004 to 2005 which contains the large County Circuit Court courtroom on the second story.  The building houses the County Circuit Court, County Family Court and County Probate Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit. The.restoration and addition architect was Watson, Tate, Savoy Architects Inc.

 

Note:  On May 18, 1989 a fire destroyed the building and it was rebuilt in 2005.

 

See:  The 14th Judicial Circuit includes Beaufort CountyColleton CountyHampton County and Jasper County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1919 and Allendale was selected as the county seat. The first court met in the City Hall. The present courthouse is the first and only courthouse erected in the county.

 

 

County Courthouse – Allendale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Circuit Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2008, 2014 and 2020