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Blackville in Barnwell County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Blackville

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, 2011
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A Glimpse into Blackville's Past
The South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company began construction of what was to be the longest continuous rail for commercially operated steam locomotives in 1830. The track was to connect Charleston and Hamburg, near modern North Augusta. Mr. John Alexander Black was employed by the SCCRR to survey and establish locations for fuel and water stops for the train. He chose the locale of Blackville for the first overnight stop because it was about one day's train travel from Charleston. Mr. Black decided to settle his family in the area and the town that sprung up would bear his name. Remnants of the rail bed can still be seen in the middle of Main Street.

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The Mennonite Community
The Mennonite community was the Calvary Fellowship Church are located one mile east of the healing Springs. This community is made up of Amish-Mennonite families that came to this area in the late 1960s. The community began a mission church and has grown to about fourteen families.
Coming to South Carolina from communities in Ohio and Indiana the Mennonite community settled this rural area so that they could rear their families in the traditional way.

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Healing Springs
Discover the storied healing qualities
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By Mike Stroud, 2011
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of Blackville's Healing Springs. Locate three miles north of town on SC Hwy 3, these natural springs are situated on one acre of land that the previous owner deeded to God in 1944. Also known as God's Acre, legends abound about the healings that have taken place at the springs. Healing Springs is opened to the public daily and offers picnic facilities near by.

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The Shamrock Hotel
The Shamrock Hotel was built by Mr. Jack Farrell (1912) to capitalize upon railroad travelers like traveling salesmen and produce buyers doing business in town. This structure was an elegant three-story brick building housing a pharmacy, beauty salon, and a full service lobby on the ground floor. The hotel offered 30 rooms for rent, a restaurant, and a game room to their guest.
 
Erected by South Carolina National Heritage Corridor.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina Heritage Corridor marker series.
 
Location. 33° 21.304′ N, 81° 16.222′ W. Marker is in Blackville, South Carolina, in Barnwell County. Marker is on Main Street (State Road 6-76) near Soloman Blatt Avenue (State Route 3), in the median. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blackville SC 29817, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Blackville Marker<br>The Mennonite Community image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 22, 2016
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The Mennonite Community
10 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Solomon Blatt, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Blackville : Town Of The Phoenix / Battle of Blackville, 1865 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barnwell County Courthouse (about 600 feet away); Macedonia Baptist Church (approx. ľ mile away); Solomon Blatt Highway (approx. 2.5 miles away); Healing Springs (approx. 2.6 miles away); Godís Acre Healing Springs (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Godís Acre Healing Springs (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Godís Acre Healing Springs (approx. 2.8 miles away); Hilda (approx. 5.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blackville.
 
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Blackville Marker<br>Healing Springs image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 22, 2016
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Healing Springs
Blackville Marker<br>The Shamrock Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 22, 2016
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The Shamrock Hotel
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Blackville's Healing Springs image. Click for full size.
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Blackville Marker, seen along Main Street near State Route 3 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 11, 2011
10. Blackville Marker, seen along Main Street near State Route 3
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By Brian Scott, March 22, 2016
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Blackville 's old railroad bed seen here along Main Street as east-west road median image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 11, 2011
12. Blackville 's old railroad bed seen here along Main Street as east-west road median
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By Brian Scott, March 22, 2016
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Blackville's Old Depot is now the Library today image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 4, 2008
14. Blackville's Old Depot is now the Library today
Blackville's Healing Springs is still used today image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 11, 2011
15. Blackville's Healing Springs is still used today
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