“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Reevesville in Dorchester County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Badham House / Dorchester Lumber Company

Badham House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, June 11, 2013
1. Badham House Marker
Badham House
This Neoclassical Revival
house, called "one of the
finest" in S.C. in 1920,
was built in 1912 for
Vernon Cosby Badham (1856-
1947) and his second wife
Leila Johnston. Badham, a
native of N.C., moved to
S.C. in the 1880s and sold
sawmill machinery in this
area. In 1901 he built the
Dorchester Lumber Company
across the highway and on
the Southern Railway. The
sawmill cut 50,000 - 100,000
feet of timber a day,
hauling it from the swamps
by a narrow-gauge railroad.

Dorchester Lumber

   The sawmill, in operation
from 1901 to 1938, employed
500 men at its peak. A
large complex here included
a company office, company
store, worker housing, a
school, and a church. The
post office active here
1901-1945 was called
Badham. Dorchester Lumber
Company shut down during
the Depression, and all
that remains of the old
mill across the highway is
the brick ruin of the
vault from the mill office.

Erected 2012 by The Upper Dorchester County Historical Society. (Marker Number 18-18.)
Location. 33° 11.708′ 
Dorchester Lumber Company Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, June 11, 2013
2. Dorchester Lumber Company Marker
N, 80° 36.731′ W. Marker is in Reevesville, South Carolina, in Dorchester County. Marker is on Bedham Drive (U.S. 78), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located .2 miles west from I-95, S.C. Exit 77 (US 78). Marker is in this post office area: Reevesville SC 29471, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. South Carolina Canal & Rail Road Company (approx. 2.3 miles away); Appleby's Methodist Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Koger-Murray-Carroll House (approx. 4.8 miles away); Shady Grove Camp Ground (approx. 5.7 miles away); Moorefield Memorial Highway (approx. 5.8 miles away); Grover Methodist Church (approx. 6.2 miles away); St. Paul Camp Ground (approx. 7.5 miles away); Green Pond United Methodist Church (approx. 7.6 miles away).
Also see . . .  Badham Plantation. (Submitted on June 14, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. Notable Buildings
Badham House Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, June 11, 2013
3. Badham House
Badham House Marker looking west along US 78 Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, June 11, 2013
4. Badham House Marker looking west along US 78
Dorchester Lumber Company Marker looking east along US 78 Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, June 11, 2013
5. Dorchester Lumber Company Marker looking east along US 78
I-95 junction seen in distant background,S.C. exit 77
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 408 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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