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Carnes Crossroads in Berkeley County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Varner Town Indian Community

 
 
Varner Town Indian Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Varner Town Indian Community Marker
Inscription. Varner Town (or Varnertown) is a distinct Native American community including descendants of the Etiwan, Catawba, Cherokee, Edisto and other area tribes. This community, located near Goose Creek, was named for William Varner (d. 1927) and his wife Mary Williams Varner (d. 1924).

(Reverse text)
Several Indian schools served this community. The Varner School, also called the Varner Indian School, was built here in 1939 and closed in 1963. The church nearby has been the center of the community for many years. Nearby Williams Cemetery was named in memory of William W. Williams, an Indian ancestor.
 
Erected 2007 by Berkeley County Historical Society. (Marker Number 8-43.)
 
Location. 33° 4.266′ N, 80° 5.218′ W. Marker is in Carnes Crossroads, South Carolina, in Berkeley County. Marker is on South Live Oak Drive (Alternate U.S. 17) near Benjamin Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moncks Corner SC 29461, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. James, Goose Creek Chapel of Ease / Bethlehem Baptist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Thorogood Plantation / Mount Holly Plantation
Varner Town Indian Community Marker, reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 20, 2009
2. Varner Town Indian Community Marker, reverse side
(approx. 3.8 miles away); Medway Plantation (approx. 3.9 miles away); Mount Holly Station Mount Holly (approx. 4.2 miles away); Early Indian Trading Paths / The Goose Creek Men (approx. 4.2 miles away); Casey (Caice) (approx. 4.4 miles away); Crowfield Plantation (approx. 4.7 miles away); Springfield Plantation (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Post and Courier,By Edward Fennell ,Thursday, December 20, 2007. New sign marks Varner family's place in history (Submitted on October 22, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Varner Town Indian Community Marker looking north along US 17A image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 20, 2009
3. Varner Town Indian Community Marker looking north along US 17A
Varner Town Indian Community Marker as seen looking south image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 20, 2009
4. Varner Town Indian Community Marker as seen looking south
 
 
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