Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Chesterfield Courthouse

Marker ID: SCHM 13-3
Location: 100 Main Street, Chesterfield
County: Chesterfield
Coordinates: N 34° 44.169    W 080° 05.316
  34.73615    -80.0886
Style: Free Standing **


Chesterfield County´s first courthouse was built here soon after the county was established in 1785. The second courthouse on this site was built 1825-1829 from plans by architect Robert Mills, designer of the Washington Monument. According to local tradition, it was burned by troops under William T. Sherman in 1865. The current structure, built c.1884, was used as a courthouse until 1978.

Erected by Chesterfield County - 1985