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Fairfield County

Fairfield County is named for the fair fields in the region.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Chester County

E – Lancaster County and Kershaw County

S – Richland County

W – Newberry County and Union County

 

Created:  March 2, 1785                         Map of South Carolina highlighting Fairfield County

County Seat: 

Winnsboro  1785 – present

 

County Courthouse – Winnsboro  

 

Location: 101 South Congress Street / West Washington Street

Built: 1822 – 1823

Style: Greek Revival

Architect: Robert Mills of Charleston

Contractor:  William McCreight.

 

Description: The building faces east and is a two story white colored stucco and brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Winnsboro and is “T” shaped. The building has a large portico supported by four large columns. Two black colored wrought iron staircases ascend to the second story entrance. The building was remodeled in 1844 and in 1939 the west wing was added.

 

See:  The architect, Robert Mills of Charleston, designed courthouses in Colleton CountyEdgefield CountyGeorgetown County, Horry County, Lancaster County Marion County and Williamsburg County.

  

County Judicial Center – Winnsboro  

 

 

Location: 115 South Congress Street / West Washington Street

Built: Unknown

Style: Commercial

Architect: Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description: The building faces east and is a one story white colored stucco and brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Fairfield to the south of the courthouse. The east front has a small portico at the central entrance. There are pediments above the windows. The roof is hipped with a flat roof line on the west section of the building. 

 

See:  The 6th Judicial Circuit includes Chester County and Lancaster County.

 

History:  The courthouse is the first and only courthouse erected in the county.

 

 

County Courthouse – Winnsboro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Judicial Center – Winnsboro

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2008 and 2020