Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Chester County Courthouse

Marker ID: SCHM 12-9
Location: on Dawson Dr, Chester, SC
County: Chester
Coordinates: N 34° 43.358    W 081° 12.789
  34.72263333    -81.21315
Style: Free Standing **


This courthouse, built in 1852, was designed by Edward Brickell White (1802-1888) of Charleston, whose work was greatly influenced by Robert Mills. Additions by Alfred D. Gilchrist of Rock Hill in 1896 and 1928 included three-story rear wings and a rotunda. An elevator tower added to the rear wing, designed in 1994 by Frank M. Williams, complements the designs of White and Gilchrist.

Erected by Chester Co. Historical Society, 1997