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Laurens County South Carolina




Dr. William Claudius Irby House, ca. 1890, 132 Irby Avenue, Laurens, SC, National Register

Photo: Dr. William Claudius Irby House, ca. 1890, 132 Irby Avenue, Laurens, SC. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. Photographed by User:Bill Fitzpatrick (own work), 2012, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed August, 2014.

Laurens County, named in honor of South Carolina Revolutionary patriot Henry Laurens, was one of six counties created in 1785 from a division of the old district of Ninety-Six. By 1792 Laurens was the seat of justice for the county. The earliest courthouse is believed to have been built of logs near the site of the present courthouse. An 1800 plat of the area reveals that the land surrounding the courthouse had been divided into lots and sold. A commercial area gradually developed around the courthouse. [1]

  1. Mary Watson, John Wells and Susanne Pickens, South Carolina Department of Archives and History; Mrs. Charles Allen and Ruth LaForge, Upper Savannah Council of Government, Laurens Historic District, Laurens County, NC, nomination document, 1980, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.
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