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Horry County Courthouse — Conway, South Carolina

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The Horry County Courthouse is located in downtown Conway. It was completed in 1908 and is the third courthouse to serve Horry County. The county’s first courthouse was constructed in the early 1800s. It served the county until 1825, when a new courthouse was completed on Main Street. The second courthouse was designed by noted Charleston architect Robert Mills in the popular Greek Revival style. Although it now serves as Conway City Hall, locals still refer to it as the “Old Courthouse.”

Horry County Court House

David Smith of North Myrtle Beach, 2016 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The current courthouse (pictured here) was built during Conway’s most significant period of growth. Many of the oak trees on the courthouse grounds were planted by L.W. Brown, who served as Clerk of Court from 1909 to 1927. The courthouse has been renovated several times; the east and west wings were added in 1964.

Horry County Courthouses

Stephen Brenton of Ladson, 2011 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Reflections on the Horry County Courthouse

Contributor David Smith says: “This image was captured on August 23, 2016 while standing in front of the historic Horry County Court house on a beautiful day. If you ever travel to Myrtle Beach and want to enjoy some good’ ole Southern, downhome small-town hospitality and shopping, don’t miss a day in Conway. It has some great little shops and restaurants in the downtown area. Everything is within walking distance.”

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Horry County Courthouse Info

Address: 1201 Third Avenue, Conway, SC 29526
GPS Coordinates: 33.833312,-79.048440

Horry County Courthouse Map

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4 Comments about Horry County Courthouse

Sailor Greenway says:
September 18th, 2015 at 8:56 pm

Beautiful and sooooo peaceful

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
April 21st, 2014 at 8:20 am

Hi, Robert. We happen to have a page on it in the South Carolina Picture Project, including photos:

Robert ReaserNo Gravatar says:
April 19th, 2014 at 4:48 pm

I tried to look up the courthouse connected to Robert Mills, and I could not find a single picture!

Teddy BullardNo Gravatar says:
May 9th, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Was actually married in the courthouse on May 10, 1974. Don’t know if it was a usual thing for folks to be married inside the courthouse,or if my bride and I just looked around in the building for someone who could perform the ceremony when we went by that day to pick up our license. We were married in the evening, I guess about 4 to 4:30, on that Friday evening, and it seems that an older lady who worked there, performed the ceremony after perhaps scrambling to find a witness. What a wonderful memory it was and is for me, though!


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