Clarendon County Courthouse

Town Square, Manning.  The Clarendon County Courthouse was built in 1908-09.  It stands on the spot which was selected as the center of the county in 1855.  The first building was erected in 1856, and was burned in 1865.  Another building erected in 1878 was removed in 1908 to make room for the present building.  In 1970 the building was renovated.  In the building are plaques to the memory of Chief Justice Taylor Hudnall Stukes, Justice James Hugh McFaddin, and General Richard Richardson.  A Portrait of Justice Stukes hangs in the Courtroom.  On the grounds is a monument to the veterans of the War Between the States and 2 markers honoring Jake Williams and William Burgess who were killed in action during World War I.  The American Legion Post was named in their honor.  A plaque hangs in the Courthouse hallway listing those who donated a tree or shrub in memory or honor of a loved one.  In 1990 the newly renovated Judges Chambers was dedicated in memory of Judge James McCullum Morris.  A portrait of Judge Morris was presented at this time and now hangs in the Chambers.