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Hartsville in Darlington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

John L. Hart / John Hart House (#1)

 
 
John L. Hart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 9, 2010
1. John L. Hart Marker
Inscription.
John L. Hart
In 1845, John Lide Hart (1825-1864) bought a 491-acre plantation here. Along what is now Home Avenue, he built a carriage factory, a store, a steam-powered sawmill and grist-mill, and houses for himself and his workers. Hart also donated land for the First Baptist Church, which he helped establish. The property here left his ownership in 1854. Hart, a Confederate lieutenant, died in action near Petersburg, Virginia.

John Hart House
This example of regional vernacular architecture of the mid-19th century is the last antebellum structure known to remain on the site of John Hart's plantation and carriage factory. Many of Hartsville's leading citizens have owned or lived in the house since it left Hart's ownership in 1854. In 1981, the house was acquired by the Hartsville Heritage Foundation.
 
Erected 1986. (Marker Number 16-23.)
 
Location. 34° 22.602′ N, 80° 4.427′ W. Marker is in Hartsville, South Carolina, in Darlington County. Marker is on E. Home Ave. just from N. 5th Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hartsville SC 29550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
John Hart House (#1) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 9, 2010
2. John Hart House (#1) Marker
of this marker. First Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); David Robert Coker 1870-1938 (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Lide Coker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welsh Neck High School / Coker College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hartsville Oil Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hartsville Veterans Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carolina Fiber Co. / Sonoco Products Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Eastern Carolina Silver Company (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hartsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. John L. Hart House National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. (Submitted on November 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. East Home Avenue Historic District National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. The John L. Hart house is part of the East Home Avenue Historic District. (Submitted on November 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
John Hart House (#1) image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 9, 2010
3. John Hart House (#1)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 422 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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