Old Horry County Courthouse

Also known as: Conway City Hall
Main St., Conway, South Carolina

Historic county courthouse, now serving as the Conway City Hall


City Hall/Old Horry County Courthouse - Conway, SC

Photo taken by Michael Miller in October 2013


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Significant as a center of county and city government for almost 150 years, the Old Courthouse now serves as Conway City Hall. It was reputedly designed by Robert Mills who was still on the South Carolina Board of Public Works at that time. The Commissioners of Public Buildings for Horry District contracted with Major Russell Warren in March of 1824 to erect the district courthouse. It was completed by May 15, 1825 according to contract. The courthouse is a two story Classical Revival brick building of common bond. The extended pediment is supported by Doric columns sheltering a second story portico which does not extend the full width of the fašade. The first story extension beneath the portico holds three high arches; through the center arch is a recessed street level entrance. The ground story arches have been enclosed to accommodate new offices and several windows throughout have been bricked over and painted. There are segmented arches over windows and an arched main entrance with sidelights and fanlight. Listed in the National Register April 7, 1971. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 7, 1971
Reference number
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Courthouse; Correctional facility
Current function
City hall
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1825-1849
Significant years
1824; 1827
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2

Update Log 

  • October 21, 2013: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Overview"

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