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Bamberg County

Bamberg County is named for William Seaborn Bamberg, who was a co-founder of a town called Lowery’s Turnout, or for General Francis M. Bamberg.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Barnwell County and Orangeburg County

E – Orangeburg County

S – Colleton County and Hampton County

W – Allendale County and Barnwell County 


Created:  February 25, 1897                  Map of South Carolina highlighting Bamberg County

County Seat: 

Bamberg  1897 – present


County Courthouse – Bamberg  


Location:  2959 Main Highway / 2nd Street

Built:  1897 – 1898

Style:  Federal Revival

Architect:  L F Goodrich

Contractor:  Rounds & Haigler


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Bamberg and has a projecting center section with the entrance and white colored vertical bands rising to the pediment at the roof line. There are white colored panels between the first and second story windows. The building is in the form an “H”. In the interior, the County Circuit Court courtroom is located at the center of the second story. The building houses the County Circuit Court and County Family Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit.


Note:  The original building was located south of the railway and moved in 1952 to the present site. Additions were added to the front and rear of the original building. The building was renovated in 1950. There is a plan to further renovate the exterior.


See:  The 2nd Judicial Circuit includes Aiken County and Barnwell County


History:  The county was created in 1897 and Bamburg was selected as the county seat. The courthouse is the first and only courthouse erected in the county.


County Courthouse Annex – Bamberg  



Location:  1234 North Street / 2nd Street

Built:  2014 – 2016

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Pike-McFarland-Hall Architects, Inc.

Contractor:  Brunson Construction Company, Inc.


Description:  The building faces east and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure.The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Bamberg on the east side of the courthouse. The east front has a central porch with white colored pillars rising to a dormer on the hipped room. On the southeast corner is a two story brick clock tower. 



County Courthouse – Bamberg












County Circuit Court courtroom













Planned County Courthouse renovations 2020



County Courthouse Annex – Bamberg











Commissioners Chamber









Photos taken 2008 and 2020