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Berkeley County

Berkeley County is named for John Berkeley and William Berkeley, who were two of the Lords Proprietors of the Province of Carolina.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Clarendon CountyWilliamsburg County and Georgetown County

E – Charleston County

S – Charleston County

W – Dorchester County  and Orangeburg County

 

Created:  January 31, 1882                    Map of South Carolina highlighting Berkeley County

County Seat: 

Mount Pleasant   1882 – 1896

Moncks Corner    1896 – present

 

County Courthouse – Moncks Corner 

 

Location:  300 California Avenue / Broughton Road

Built:  1896 – 1897

Style:  Federal Revival

Architect:  Andrew J Bryan of Atlanta, Georgia

Contractor:  Knoxville Building and Construction Company of Knoxville. Tennessee

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The central entrance has a small pediment above the doorway. The building has vertical white colored piasters rising to a pediment at the roof line. The roof is hipped. A modern addition constructed of red colored brick and concrete has been added on the east side in 1990. The south side of the addition has a two story white colored concrete porch with stairs to the second story and pitched roof. The corners of the building have vertical windows and the roof line is flat. The architect was LS3P Associates, Ltd. and the contractor was Threatt Michael of Greenville.

 

Note:  The cost of construction of the courthouse in 1896 was $4500 and the building had a portico with four large columns.

 

See:  Old Berkeley County is located in Mount Pleasant in Charleston County.

 

History:  The first courthouse was built in Mount Pleasant in 1884 to 1885. The county seat was moved to Moncks Corner in 1896 when the county was divided into Berkeley County and Charleston County.. The second and present courthouse was constructed in Moncks Corner in 1896 to 1897.

 

County Administration – Moncks Corner 

 

 

Location:  223 North Live Oak Drive / Manor Drive

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The south front has a central section which rises above the east and west wings. There is a canopy supported by four pillars. The roof line is flat. The building is named as the Berkeley County Office Building.

 

 

County Courthouse – Moncks Corner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Administration – Moncks Corner

 

 

Photos taken 2008, 2014, 2020 and 2024