Olar in Bamberg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Morris enlisted in the Confederate Army
Apr 9, 1862, served in Co. G, 2nd
S.C. Art'y for the duration of the war
They were farmers, owning large tracts of
land. Much of the land for the South
Bound Railroad was donated by the
Morris Families. The depot was located
on the land of Richard Morris and
named Hammond. A town evolved
around the depot and was Incorporated
by S.C. Legislature Dec. 23, 1891.
A post office was established Oct. 1,
1892, called Olar, in honor of
Richard's daughter, Olar. It was
not until Dec. 24, 1894 S.C.
Legislature approved to change the
name of the town from Hammond to Olar,
to correspond with the post office.
The four Morris Brothers, their
families and close family connections,
organized the Baptist Church Oct. 11, 1892.
The first school was operated on Morris Land.
( Backside text)
Dedicated to the memory of the "Four Morris Brothers"
the founders of Hammond, Dec. 23, 1891,
Aug. 7, 1827 - Oct. 15, 1911
July 1, 1830 - Sept. 19, 1901
James Hartzog Morris
July 5, 1838 - Nov. 25, 1904
Nov. 8, 1843 - Feb. 12, 1916
Behold, how good and how pleasant
it is for brethren to dwell together
in unity !
Erected by the decendants of the
Morris families June 2000
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Communications • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 33° 10.864′ N, 81° 11.124′ W. Marker is in Olar, South Carolina, in Bamberg County. Marker is on Low Country Road / 3rd Street (State Highway 64), on the right when traveling east. Located between Dana Street and Carolina Highway (US 321). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Olar SC 29843, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mountain Home Plantation (approx. 3 miles away); Mizpah Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Buford's Bridge (approx. 4.4 miles away); Salem Methodist Church (approx. 5˝ miles away); Hilda (approx. 7.3 miles away); Pinewood Plantation (approx. 8.9 miles away); Voorhees College (approx. 9.4 miles away); Battle Of Rivers’ Bridge (approx. 9.7 miles away).
Also see . . . Olar, South Carolina, Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on July 5, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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