Hilda in Barnwell County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 2002 by The Frank J. and Lucy C. Hartzog Memorial Foundation. (Marker Number 6-15.)
Location. 33° 16.42′ N, 81° 14.769′ W. Marker is in Hilda, South Carolina, in Barnwell County. Marker is on E. Main Street (State Highway S-6-59) near Collins Avenue (State Highway S-6-14), on the left. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hilda SC 29813, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salem Methodist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mountain Home Plantation (approx. 4.3 miles away); Solomon Blatt Highway (approx. 5 miles away); Macedonia Baptist Church (approx. Solomon Blatt, Sr. (approx. 5.8 miles away); Blackville (approx. 5.8 miles away); Blackville : Town Of The Phoenix / Battle of Blackville, 1865 (approx. 5.8 miles away); Barnwell County Courthouse (approx. 5.9 miles away).
Regarding Hilda. "The designation Sleytown is applied to a somewhat mythical community in the area between Buford's Bridge, Hilda, and Denmark (then Sato), situated near the Bamberg-Barnwell County line.
"Tradition has it that in earlier days no one would admit being from Sleytown, but would inevitably refer to his next farm neighbor as a Sleytown resident.
"The name is derived from the fact that residents in order to eke out a living made hand looms or sleys and sold them to neighboring communities."
(University of South Carolina)
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