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Red Hill At Turkey Creek

 
 
Red Hill At Turkey Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 14, 2013
1. Red Hill At Turkey Creek Marker
Inscription.

This high bluff was called
Red Hill in the colonial
era. It overlooks Turkey
Creek, which flows into the
Great Salkehatchie River.
The Charleston-to-Augusta
road, along an old Indian
trail, crossed the creek
nearby. The waters of
Turkey Creek and White Oak
Springs, just north of this
site, were incentives for
the early settlement and
development of what would
later become Barnwell.

(Reverse text)
McHeath's Tavern, the first
business in what became
Barnwell, was built nearby
before the Revolution. The
town, a county seat since
1785 when Winton District
(later Barnwell District,
and then Barnwell County)
was created, was long
called Barnwell Court
House. Two cemeteries a
short distance east, both
established about 1800,
include the graves of some
of Barnwell's earliest
families.

 
Erected 2012 by The City of Barnwell. (Marker Number 6-20.)
 
Location. 33° 14.719′ N, 81° 22.14′ W. Marker is in Barnwell, South Carolina, in Barnwell County. Marker is on Dunbarton Blvd (State Route 64) (U.S. 278) near Gilmore Street, on the right
Red Hill At Turkey Creek Marker, looking east along Dunbarton Blvd (US 278 State Route 64) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 14, 2013
2. Red Hill At Turkey Creek Marker, looking east along Dunbarton Blvd (US 278 State Route 64)
Fuller Park and Historic Barnwell now occupy onetime "Red Hill", looking east along Dunbarton Boulevard (US 278 State Route 64)
when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Barnwell SC 29812, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fuller Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Barnwell Baptist Church Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Calhoun Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barnwell County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bethlehem Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); To the Veterans of All The Wars (approx. 0.2 miles away); To Honor the Memory of those Soldiers (approx. mile away); Barnwell County Revolutionary War Monument (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Barnwell.
 
Regarding Red Hill At Turkey Creek. Red Hill is a high bluff overlooking Turkey Creek, and now part of Fuller Park
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Red Hill At Turkey Creek Marker reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 14, 2013
3. Red Hill At Turkey Creek Marker reverse side
Marker at Turkey Creek image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 14, 2013
4. Marker at Turkey Creek
Red Hill At Turkey Creek Marker looking west along Dunbarton Boulevard image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 14, 2013
5. Red Hill At Turkey Creek Marker looking west along Dunbarton Boulevard
Turkey Creek from the Dunbarton Boulevard Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 14, 2013
6. Turkey Creek from the Dunbarton Boulevard Bridge
Turkey Creek image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 14, 2013
7. Turkey Creek
Turkey Creek is a free flowing black water low country stream with an inundated hardwood swamp associated with it. Turkey Creek has downstream connection to the Salkehatchie River and is part of the Ace Basin. The creek is part of a free flowing system all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.
Fuller Park is home to a black water streamside wetland with upland vegetation and a flooded black water swamp. The creek & wetland is home to a variety of fish, birds, amphibians and reptile and mammal species.
Turkey Creek image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 14, 2013
8. Turkey Creek
The waters of the creek were incentives for the early settlement and development of what would later become Barnwell.
Barnwell Baptist Church Cemetary, Sometimes called the Red Hill Cemetary image. Click for more information.
By Mike Stroud, February 14, 2013
9. Barnwell Baptist Church Cemetary, Sometimes called the Red Hill Cemetary
One of the cemeteries mentioned
Click for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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