Laurens County, South Carolina
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Laurens became a separate county in 1785 from the Ninety-Six District, being named for the Revolutionary War patriot Henry Laurens of Charleston. The town of Laurens became the county seat, and the first courthouse was erected in 1786. The current courthouse was built in 1840 and enlarged in 1857. Andrew Johnson, president of the United States, and his brother came to Laurens in 1824 and established a tailor shop.

Laurens County was the location of many battles and skirmishes during the American Revolution. These included the Battle of Musgrove Mill, Lindley's Fort, and Hammond's Store.

 Jan. 8, 2015 - Articles on Early History, Town Names, and 1860 Secession Delegates

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Greenville - Northwest

Spartanburg  - North

Union - Northeast

Newberry - West/Southwest

Greenwood - South

Abbeville - Southeast/East

Anderson - East

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