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Calhoun County

Calhoun County is named for John C Calhoun, who was a United States statesman and Vice President.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Richland County

E – Sumter County and Clarendon County

S – Orangeburg County

W – Lexington County


Created:  February 14, 1908                  Map of South Carolina highlighting Calhoun County

County Seat: 

St. Matthews  1908 – present


County Courthouse – St. Matthews 


Location:  902 F R Huff Drive / Mill Street

Built:  1913 – 1914

Style:  Georgian Revival

Architect:  William Augustus Edwards of Darlington

Contractor:  W R Rose


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of St. Matthew and has a large center portico with four large white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The window on the second story under the portico is arched. On the center of the roof is a small cupola. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 1st Judicial Circuit.


See:  The architect William August Edwards designed other courthouses in Abbeville CountyDarlington County (former), Dillon CountyJasper CountyKershaw County (former), Lee County, Sumter County and York County.


See:  The 1st Judicial Circuit includes Dorchester County and Orangeburg County.


History:  The county was created in 1908 and St. Matthews was selected as the county seat. The courthouse is the first and only courthouse erected in the county.



County Courthouse – St. Matthew







Photos taken 2008