Bamberg in Bamberg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Hooten- Black House is the hub of art and history in Bamberg County where you will find changing art exhibitions, concerts, and lectures on Bamburg County history. The Hooten- Black House house anchors the northwestern end of Bamberg's National Historic District. A self-guided walking tour brochure with a map describes the 75 properties found within the Historic District is available at the Hooten-Black House. Properties include the homes of General Francis Marion Bamberg, for whom the county is named, and South Carolina Supreme Court Justice Julius B. Ness.
(l) Built circa in 1880 by Drew Hooten, the Hooten-Black house now serves as the Welcome Center for Bamberg.
(c) Looking south, Bamberg's Main Street and Historic Downtown.
(r) The smokestack of the Old Cotton Mill built in 1829 is the only remnant still standing at the south end of Main Street.
S.C. Canal & Railroad Company
Built in the early 1830's, the South Carolina Canal and Railroad line passed through the area on its way
Bamberg & the Civil War
Bamberg, then part of the Old Barnwell District, was the home to three signers of the Ordinance of Session from the Union and the President of the Secession Convention. David Flavel Jamison served as President of the Secession Convention and owned a local plantation. Jamison died before the conclusion of the War Between the States and prior to General William T. Sherman's Carolinas Campaign. However, due to his involvement with the secessionist movement, Gen. Sherman ordered the Jamison Plantation destroyed.
Major General William T. Sherman's Carolina Campaign was especially destructive in Bamberg. Sherman tore up the railroad ties that were so vital to the economy of the
(Pictures included) David Flavel Jamison (1810-1864), President of the secession Convention
Major General William T. Sherman, USA
Erected by South Carolina National Heritage Corridor.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Places • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks, and the South Carolina Heritage Corridor series lists.
Location. 33° 17.817′ N, 81° 1.992′ W. Marker is in Bamberg, South Carolina, in Bamberg County. Marker is on East Railroad Avenue near North Street, on the right when traveling west. Located just north along the abandoned Railroad Bed and US 78. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bamberg SC 29003, 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. Bamberg County Confederate Monument (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carlisle Military School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pinewood PlantationWoodlands (approx. 4˝ miles away); Voorhees College (approx. 5.7 miles away); AT&T Building (approx. 6˝ miles away); Denmark Depot (approx. 6.7 miles away); Holman's Bridge (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bamberg.
Also see . . . William Tecumseh Sherman , Wikipedia entry. Includes Final campaigns in the Carolinas (Submitted on July 10, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,399 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 10, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 7, 8. submitted on May 30, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.