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Henry C. Burn House

 
 
Henry C. Burn House Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 10, 2010
1. Henry C. Burn House Marker (front)
Inscription. [Front]
Henry C. Burn (1839-1912), state representative and Darlington County public servant, lived here from 1882 until his death. Burn, born in Chesterfield District, was educated at St. David’s Academy in Society Hill, then at Furman University, before joining the Confederate army. He came back to S.C. and farmed briefly in Chesterfield District but returned to Society Hill by 1875.

[Reverse]
Burn represented Darlington District in the S.C. House 1890-92. He was later postmaster of Society Hill 1893-1900, a delegate to the S.C. Constitutional Convention of 1895, and Darlington County Superintendent of Education 1900-08. This house, built as a four-room cottage, was later enlarged by Burn’s son Frank. Henry C. Burn also operated a carpenter’s shop and a blacksmith shop on the property.
 
Erected 2010 by the Darlington County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16-63.)
 
Location. 34° 30.683′ N, 79° 51.125′ W. Marker is in Society Hill, South Carolina, in Darlington County. Marker is on South Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Society Hill SC 29593, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Henry C. Burn House Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 10, 2010
2. Henry C. Burn House Marker (reverse)
of this marker. Trinity Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Lawrence Faulkner / Simon Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); Welsh Neck Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Long Bluff (approx. 0.2 miles away); Society Hill Library Society (approx. ¼ mile away); Caleb Coker House (approx. ¼ mile away); Society Hill Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Zachariah W. Wines (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Society Hill.
 
Additional comments.
1. Renovation of the Henry C Burn House
8-1-2018
In the last few weeks, this home has been in the process of renovation by its new owners. All shrubbery and trees have been removed and the home is being painted.
The carpentry shop,next door to the house, remains untouched.
    — Submitted August 1, 2018, by Betty Simmons of Cheraw, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Henry C. Burn House image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 10, 2010
3. Henry C. Burn House
Henry C. Burn House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Betty Simmons, November 12, 2006
4. Henry C. Burn House Marker
photo of carpentry shop adjacent to Henry C Burns House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 661 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina.   4. submitted on August 1, 2018, by Betty Simmons of Cheraw, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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