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Denmark in Bamberg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Holman's Bridge

 
 
Holman's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Eric Powell, October 16, 2015
1. Holman's Bridge Marker
Side One
Inscription.  (side 1)
In 1801 John Holman constructed a bridge spanning the South Fork of the Edisto River at a site previously known as Tyler's Ferry, about 1/2 mi. N. of here. Two acts of the General Assembly granted Holman the right to charge a toll for for people, wagons, and livestock for a period of 28 years. In 1829 the crossing transferred to public ownership, with Barnwell and Orangeburg Districts sharing control.
(Continued on other side)
(side 2)
(Continued from other side)
In Feb. 1865 retreating Confederate troops burned Holman's Bridge in an effort to slow the advance of the Union XV Corps during the Carolinas Campaign. Rebuilt after the Civil War, the crossing remained in use into the 20th century. By that time the land around the bridge on the south bank had become an established campground and recreation area known as "Holman's Beach."
 
Erected 2015 by Decendants of John Holman Sr. and Historic Society of Bamberg County. (Marker Number 5-15.)
 
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lists: Bridges & ViaductsWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1801.
 
Location. 33° 23.84′ N, 81° 9.56′ W. Marker is in Denmark, South Carolina, in Bamberg County. Marker is on Holman Bridge Road, 0.3 miles south of Rogers Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Denmark SC 29042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Denmark High School (approx. 4.9 miles away); Denmark Depot (approx. 5 miles away); AT&T Building (approx. 5.4 miles away); Rocky Swamp Rosenwald School (approx. 5˝ miles away); Voorhees College (approx. 6.3 miles away); God’s Acre Healing Springs (approx. 6.6 miles away); Healing Springs (approx. 6.6 miles away); a different marker also named God’s Acre Healing Springs (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denmark.
 
Holman's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Eric Powell, October 16, 2015
2. Holman's Bridge Marker
Side Two
Dedication of Holman's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Eric Powell, October 16, 2015
3. Dedication of Holman's Bridge Marker
Descendant Larry Holman speaking at the dedication of the marker.
Holman's Bridge ca 1910 image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
4. Holman's Bridge ca 1910
Model of Holman's Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Eric Powell, October 16, 2015
5. Model of Holman's Bridge
Historically accurate model of Holman's Bridge created by descendant Larry Holman
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2017, by Eric Powell of Orangeburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 733 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 28, 2017, by Eric Powell of Orangeburg, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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