Calhoun County Historical Sites

Calhoun County Courthouse - Railroad Ave., St. Matthews, SC*

Calhoun County Courthouse Railroad Ave. St. Matthews SC

On Thursday, May 29, 1913, there was a public celebration during which the laying of the cornerstone of the “new courthouse” for Calhoun County took place. The architect was W. A. Edwards, and the contractor W. R. Rose.

The site of the Court House and jail was donated, “without cost to the county,” by F. J. Buyck and M. Jarecky. According to Merritt’s Historical Sketch of the Formation and Operation of Calhoun County filed with Clerk of Court Muller on June 23, 1933, the Court House was erected for less than $20,000. However, the truly unique feature of the construction of Calhoun County Court House is that not one cent of its cost came from public funds.

On May 10, 1958, during the celebration of the 45th anniversary of the laying of the court house cornerstone, a South Carolina historical marker was dedicated.

Calhoun County Museum & Cultural Center