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Barnwell County Courthouse

 
 
Barnwell County Courthouse Marker </b>(front) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 4, 2008
1. Barnwell County Courthouse Marker (front)
Inscription.
[Front]:
Barnwell County, originally Winton County, was created out of Orangeburgh District in 1785. Renamed Barnwell District in 1798 for John Barnwell (1748-1800), a S.C. militia officer in the Revolution and afterwards, it became Barnwell County in 1868. The first courthouse was built at Boiling Springs in 1789 and was replaced by a courthouse built here in 1800. Later courthouses here were built in 1819 and 1848.

[Reverse]:
The 1848 courthouse was burned by Federal troops in 1865. Court was held at Barnwell Presbyterian Church 1865-69 and again 1874-78. The county seat was moved to Blackwell 1869-73 but returned to Barnwell permanently in 1874. This courthouse, the fourth on this site, was built in 1878-79 and enlarged in 1901 and 1921. The nearby sundial, donated by state senator J.D. Allen (1812-1880), was erected in 1858.
 
Erected 2001 by Barnwell County Museum and Historical Board and The Barnwell County Council. (Marker Number 6-13.)
 
Location. 33° 14.63′ N, 81° 21.904′ W. Marker is in Barnwell, South Carolina, in Barnwell County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 70) and Wall Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street
Barnwell County Courthouse Marker </b>(reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 4, 2008
2. Barnwell County Courthouse Marker (reverse)
. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 141 Main Street, Barnwell SC 29812, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Solomon Blatt, Sr. (here, next to this marker); Edgar A. Brown (a few steps from this marker); “The Sundial” (a few steps from this marker); Barnwell County Revolutionary War Monument (a few steps from this marker); Bank Of Barnwell / Edgar A. Brown Law Office (within shouting distance of this marker); To Honor the Memory of those Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); To the Veterans of All The Wars (within shouting distance of this marker); Barnwell County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Police Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Calhoun Park (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Barnwell.
 
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Barnwell County Courthouse Marker seen at right image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 10, 2013
3. Barnwell County Courthouse Marker seen at right
Barnwell County Courthouse Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 22, 2016
4. Barnwell County Courthouse Marker (Front)
Barnwell County Courthouse Marker (Reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 22, 2016
5. Barnwell County Courthouse Marker (Reverse)
Barnwell County Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2008
6. Barnwell County Courthouse and Marker
Sundial with plaque image. Click for full size.
By Melissa Roberts, circa December 1, 2011
7. Sundial with plaque
Barnwell County Courthouse Sundial. as mentioned on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2008
8. Barnwell County Courthouse Sundial. as mentioned on Marker
This sundial, built in 1858, is the only remaining free standing vertical sundial in the United States. Although built two years before standard time it still keeps accurate time within two minutes.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,180 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   7. submitted on , by Melissa Roberts of Barnwell, South Carolina.   8. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 19, 2016.
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