The Courthouse Square is the heart of downtown Edgefield and has changed little in function or overall appearance and charm in over 225 years.
Several monuments have been erected over time on the Square. One is a statue of Senator J. Strom Thurmond, a favorite son of Edgefield. Born in1902 and died in 2003, Senator Thurmond was the longest serving Senator in U.S. history, having been re-elected seven times by his constituents. There is also an obelisk to the Confederate soldiers of Edgefield. This monument was erected in 1900 and was moved to its current location from the middle of Main Street around 1922. Two other monuments include a memorial erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a stone to the Ten Governors and five Lieutenant Governors of South Carolina that were once natives or residents of Edgefield.
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