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Hopkins in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Harriet Barber House

 
 
Harriet Barber House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 26, 2010
1. Harriet Barber House Marker
Inscription.
(Front text)
In 1872 Samuel Barber (d. 1891) and his wife Harriet (d. 1899), both former slaves, bought 42 1/2 acres here from the S.C. Land Commission, established in 1869 to give freedmen and freedwomen the opportunity to own land. Barber, a well-digger as a slave, was a farmer and minister after the Civil War. The Barber family has owned a major portion of this tract since Samuel and Harriet Barber purchased it in 1872.

(Reverse text)
Samuel Barber’s wife Harriet (d. 1899) received title to this land in 1879. This one-story frame house was built ca. 1880. The Barbers’ son Rev. John B. Barber (1872-1957) inherited the property in 1899. He was a schoolteacher and pastor of St. Mark and New Light Beulah Baptist churches. This house was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.
 
Erected 2010 by South East Rural Community Outreach. (Marker Number 40-168.)
 
Location. 33° 53.718′ N, 80° 52.647′ W. Marker is in Hopkins, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Lower Richland Blvd. near Barberville Loop Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hopkins SC 29061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Harriet Barber House Marker, reverse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 26, 2010
2. Harriet Barber House Marker, reverse
are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Harriet Barber House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hopkins (approx. 0.7 miles away); Minervaville (approx. 2.5 miles away); James H. Adams (approx. 4.3 miles away); Robert H. Morrell Road (approx. 4.3 miles away); Horrell Hill (approx. 4.4 miles away); Barnie Jordan Jr. Memorial Highway (approx. 5.3 miles away); William Earle Berne Beltway (approx. 6.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hopkins.
 
Regarding Harriet Barber House. National Register of Historic Places:
Barber House ** (added 1986 - Building - #86000531)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering •
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown •
Architectural Style: No Style Listed
Area of Significance: Architecture, Black, Politics/Government •
Period of Significance: 1875-1899 •
 
Additional comments.
1. Harriet Barber House.
The Harriet Barber House, the home of Reverend Samuel Barber and his wife Harriet McPherson Barber, is significant for its association with the South Carolina Land Commission during the late nineteenth
century. Samuel Barber purchased a 42.5 acre of land in Richland County, part of the tract known as the Hopkins Turn Out Tract at
Harriet Barber House Marker, seen looking north along Lower Richland Blvd. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 26, 2010
3. Harriet Barber House Marker, seen looking north along Lower Richland Blvd.
$5.00 per acre. The land on which the house is located has remained in the same family since May 24, 1872. It appears that it is the only existing house in Lower Richland County built on land that was purchased by former slaves who took advantage of this program.
    — Submitted November 18, 2010.

 
Categories. African Americans
 
Harriet Barber House Marker, looking south image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 26, 2010
4. Harriet Barber House Marker, looking south
Harriet Barber House, seen today image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 26, 2010
5. Harriet Barber House, seen today
National Register of Historic Places: Barber House ** (added 1986 - Building - #86000531, Plaque at right of door)
Harriet Barber House image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 12, 2010
6. Harriet Barber House
Harriet Barber House interior image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 12, 2010
7. Harriet Barber House interior
Harriet Barber House Interior image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 12, 2010
8. Harriet Barber House Interior
Harriet Barber House Fact Sign image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 12, 2010
9. Harriet Barber House Fact Sign
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 568 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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