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Georgetown County

Georgetown County is named for George II, King of Great Britain.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Marion County and Horry County

E – Atlantic Ocean

S – Charleston County and Berkley County

W – Williamsburg County


Created:  1769                                        Map of South Carolina highlighting Georgetown County

County Seat: 

Georgetown  1769 – present


County Courthouse – Georgetown  


Location: 715 Prince Street / Screven Street

Built: 1823 – 1824

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Robert Mills of Charleston

Contractor:  Russell Warren


Description: The building faces southeast and is a three story yellow colored stucco and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Georgetown. On the southeast is a porch with six large white colored columns rising on the second story to a pediment. The first story has an entrance arch at either end. The center section is recessed with the main entrance doorway. The southwest section has four square pillars rising to the top of the second story with a pediment above. In 1908 the west wing was added. The architect was Hamby & Hamby. The building was restored in 1984. The contractor was Holbrook Waterproofing Company.


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


County Judicial Center – Georgetown  



Location:  401 Cleland Street / Duke Street

Built:  2007 – 2008

Style:  Modern

Architect: Tyck & Walker and Thornburn Associates

Contractor:  M B Kahn Construction Company Inc.


Description: The building faces southeast and is a three story orange-red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Georgetown and has a park are on the southeast side. The southeast front has a two story portico supported by brick pillars. There are three entrance doors on the first story and large windows above on the second story. The roof is hipped. In the interior arte six courtrooms being three County Circuit Court courtrooms, two County Family Court courtrooms and one County Probate courtroom. On the west side is the County Magistrate Building.


History:  The county was created in 1769 and Georgetown was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was built after 1769 and was destroyed by a hurricane. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1823 to 1824. The County Judicial Center was constructed in 2007 to 2008 at a cost of $19,500,000.



County Courthouse – Georgetown



















County Judicial Center – Georgetown













County Magistrate Court Building – Georgetown





Photos taken 2008 and 2024