Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Old Court House

Marker ID: SCHM 36-4
Location: Courthouse wall, Newberry Town Square
County: Newberry
Coordinates: N 34° 16.469    W 081° 37.199
  34.27448333    -81.61998333
Style: Mounted **


Designed by Jacob Graves and built by John Damron, Newberry County´s fourth courthouse was erected in 1852. It replaced an earlier building on this site which was probably designed by Robert Mills. The Old Court House is now used as a community hall. The bas-relief, added by Osborne Wells, is said to depict the prostrate state held by the federal eagle, the gamecock defiantly representing the spirit of South Carolina

Erected by Newberry Civic League - 1970