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Hampton County Markers
South Carolina (Hampton County), Brunson — 25-13 — Cherry Grove Christian Church
This African-American church, a congregation of the Disciples of Christ, was founded in 1855 by members of Three Mile Creek Christian Church. A Rev. Ervin was its first pastor, and it met in a brush arbor before building its first sanctuary here. The present brick church was built in 2002. — Map (db m26015) HM
South Carolina (Hampton County), Brunson — 25-5 — Prince Williams Baptist Church
Previously a branch of nearby Coosawhatchie Baptist Church (now Beech Branch), this church was constituted as a seperate church in 1813 and takes its name from the parish in which it was located. Espousing Primitive Baptist principals, the church broke with the Savannah River Association in 1840. The present structure was erected prior to 1859. — Map (db m11500) HM
South Carolina (Hampton County), Brunson — 25-2 — The Town Of Brunson
On November 7, 1872, a post office was established in this community, named for William E. Brunson, Sr., who donated the site. Brunson was chartered in 1874. The Town Hall, built in 1906, originally stood on stilts and covered the town's artesian well. Brunson's school system traces its orgin to the 1800s to Pineville Academy and Brunson Graded & Military School. — Map (db m11519) HM
South Carolina (Hampton County), Cleland Crossroads — 25-11 — Hickory Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery
(Front text) This church, founded by 1869 with Rev. G.D. Kinard as its first pastor and 22 charter members, was admitted to the Barnwell Association that year. The congregation first met in a brush arbor, then built a log church near this site. That building also housed the Hickory Grove School for many years. (Reverse text) Hickory Grove became a member of the Savannah River Association in 1904 and helped form the Allendale-Hampton Association in 1958. The present frame . . . — Map (db m27162) HM
South Carolina (Hampton County), Crocketville — 25-17 — Whippy Swamp Muster Ground
(Front) This area, called Whippy Swamp Cross Roads, was in Beaufort District before Hampton County was created in 1878. In 1840 the Whippy Swamp Guards of the 12th S.C. Militia built their “militia house” nearby. It hosted inspections, drills, picnics, and political speeches. Two Confederate companies formed in 1861-62 were made up of men of the antebellum Guards: Co. D, 11th S.C. Infantry, and Co. D, 24th S.C. Infantry. (Reverse text) Other members of the . . . — Map (db m43977) HM
South Carolina (Hampton County), Estill — 25-4 — Lawtonville Church
This Baptist Church, constituted in March 1775, was first situated on Pipe Creek in upper St. Peter's Parish near the Savannah River. Prior to 1836 it was moved to Lawtonville, where its building was used as a hospital by Union Forces in 1865. Pipe Creek Church became Lawtonville Church in 1884. The church moved here in 1911 when the present building was erected. — Map (db m16476) HM
South Carolina (Hampton County), Estill — Lucile Ellerbe Godbold
1922 Olympic Gold Medal winner Paris, France, while a student at Winthrop College. First woman in South Carolina Athletic Hall Of Fame. Outstanding educator at Columbia College. Daughter of William Asa and Lucie Ellerbe Godbold, Estill, South Carolina; formally of Marion, S.C. "Miss Ludy " was born May 31, 1900 at the Godbold place, Marion County. — Map (db m4767) HM
South Carolina (Hampton County), Hampton — All Wars Memorial
( North Face) The Official Roster of South Carolina Soldiers, Sailors and Marines from Hampton County who died defending our country World War I 1917-1918Bennett, Eugene • Bowers, Charles E. • Buckner, Ben N. • Cochran, Dandy • Conyers, David • Curry, Willie • Griner, John P. • Hunter, Sam • Kern, John E. • Mears, James F. • Nix, Jacob Darling • Patterson, Mack • Patterson, William • Rowell, Perry E. • Russell, Isaac • Singleton, Herbert • Taylor, . . . — Map (db m19814) WM
South Carolina (Hampton County), Hampton — 25-16 — American Legion Hut
(Front text) This 1933 cypress-log hut is the headquarters of American Legion Post #108. Legionnaires and other local citizens cut cypress trees for it, designed it, and built it, with funding from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, a Depression-era federal program. State Senator George Warren donated this one-acre site to the Town of Hampton, which deeded it to American Legion Post #108 in 1940. (Reverse text) This building, described at its opening as “one of the . . . — Map (db m39392) HM
South Carolina (Hampton County), Hampton — 25-15 — Bank of Hampton
(Front text) The Bank of Hampton, built in 1892, was the first bank organized in Hampton and an important part of the rapid growth and development of the county seat from the 1890s to the mid-1920s. It was designed by Vincent Joseph Fontaine, a French-born architect who moved to S.C. after the Civil War. This two-story building, with its raised brickwork, segmental arches, and stepped parapet, is a good example of the Italianate influence in commercial buildings of the period. . . . — Map (db m35693) HM
South Carolina (Hampton County), Hampton — Hampton Colored School
The National Register Of Historical Places South Carolina Department of Archives and History Hampton Colored School — Map (db m11542) HM
South Carolina (Hampton County), Hampton — 25-6 — Hampton Colored School
Constructed for black students,this elementary school was built shortly after Hampton County School District purchased the land in the late 1920s. Two of the school's alumni of the 1930's and 1940s, brothers James F. and Julius C. Fields achieved national stature as actors, dancers, and choreographers in stage, television, and motion picture productions. — Map (db m19649) HM
South Carolina (Hampton County), Hampton — 25-1 — Hampton County
Established February 18, 1878, once a part of Beaufort District. It was named in honor of Wade Hampton. Lieutenant General C.S.A., Governor of South Carolina, 1876-79. United States Senator, 1879-91. Cornerstone of courthouse laid by Gen. Hampton, Oct. 12, 1878. — Map (db m6536) HM
South Carolina (Hampton County), Hampton — 25-12 — James Washington Moore House
(Front text) This house, built between 1878 and 1885, was the home of James Washington Moore (1837-1912), lawyer, Confederate officer, state legislator, and militia officer. Moore, a native of Gillisonville, was educated at the University of Ga. and returned to S.C. in 1859 to practice law. He was a sergeant in the Hampton Legion Cavalry, then 1st lt. and adjutant of the 2nd S.C. Cavalry, and was wounded in 1863. (Reverse text) Moore represented Beaufort District in the S.C. . . . — Map (db m26653) HM
South Carolina (Hampton County), Hampton — 25-3 — Miles McSweeney Home Site
On this site stood the home of Miles Benjamin McSweeney ( 1854 ~ 1909 ), first Governor of South Carolina from Hampton County. He was the founder of the Hampton County Guardian, S.C. representative 1894 ` 96, Lieutentant Governor 1897 ~ 99, and Governor 1899 ~ 1903. His grave is in Hampton Cemetery. — Map (db m9777) HM
South Carolina (Hampton County), Hampton — 25-8 — Old Pocotaligo Road, March From The Sea
(front): This was a major road in the northern part of old Beaufort District for many years, appearing in Mill's Atlas of 1825. Gen. Wm. T. Sherman used this route from Savannah, Georgia, to North Carolina in February of 1865 with much of his invasion force, including 15,000 troops of the 15th Corps. These and (reverse): other Union soldiers fought their way through the present Hampton County countryside, against Confederates under generals Joe Wheeler and Lafayette McLaws and . . . — Map (db m4803) HM
South Carolina (Hampton County), Hampton — 25-18 — Plywoods - Plastics Corporation / Westinghouse Micarta Division
Plywoods - Plastics Corporation   This complex, opened in 1942 as Plywoods - Plastics Corporation, has been significant in the industry and economy of Hampton and the lowcountry ever since.   In 1941 Plywood Products Corporation bought this site from the town and the Hampton & Branchville RR.   It moved its operations here from Michigan to make plywood and laminated plastics for building construction and various household applications. Westinghouse . . . — Map (db m65197) HM
South Carolina (Hampton County), Hampton — Site of Hampton High School — 1911       1954
Built 1911, by Town of Hampton. Given to Hampton County 1925, to become part of the county's first public school system. Closed 1954, upon consolidation of district schools. Building razed 1957. This marker dedicated to our school days, our teachers and classmates. — Map (db m7149) HM
South Carolina (Hampton County), Hampton — 25-14 — World War II POW Camp
(Front text) German prisoners of war were held in a camp on this site from September 1943 to the spring of 1946. This camp, one of 21 in S.C., was a sub-camp of Fort Jackson, in Columbia. 250 prisoners captured in North Africa were the first held here; later arrivals were captured in Italy and France. The camp averaged about 250 prisoners at any time. POWs lived in tents with wooden floors or in wooden barracks. (Reverse text) The Hampton Armory across Hoover Street was . . . — Map (db m36557) HM
South Carolina (Hampton County), Lawtonville — 25-9 — Lawtonville Church
This Baptist congregation, originally known as Savannah River, Carolina Church, was constituted near here March 1, 1775, mainly by members of Coosawhatchie (Beech Branch ) Church. Rev. Joshua Lewis was its first known minister. In 1786, the church changed its name to Pipe Creek and by 1836 moved to Lawtonville. Renamed Lawtonville in 1884, church moved to Estill, 1911. — Map (db m16037) HM
South Carolina (Hampton County), Lawtonville Crossroads — 25-7 — Morrison Academy
In old Lawtonville Community, across from this site, was the first Morrison Academy. a one-room elementary and college preparatory school. It was later moved 3.4 miles north of here on Orangeburg Road to be near the home of Rev. John Timothy Morrison, headmaster from 1865-1905, minister, legislator, Lt. C.S.A. — Map (db m10462) HM
South Carolina (Hampton County), Pocotaligo — " The Frampton Line "
* A large "earthwork," over 100 yards in length was raised on this site by General Robert E. Lee's troops c. 1862. This fortification was a fall-back position from which to defend the Charleston to Savannah Railroad, an important supply line for the Confederate Army. * The rail line is located about one mile north of this site. — Map (db m15398) HM
South Carolina (Hampton County), Yemassee — Southern Live Oak Tree
Our large Live Oaks are approximately 250 years-old. We are caring for them with pruning and periodic feeding. The massive branches also support other plants: Gray strands of hanging Spanish Moss (which is an epiphyte and not a paracite), and Resurrection Fern which grows along the tops of the main branches, and looks dead when dry - but comes green again after a rain. — Map (db m90442)
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